Book launch and paper by Prof. Steve Case: Youth Justice: A Critical Introduction

Thursday 15th March @ 5.30pm:

University of Westminster Boardroom (309 Regent St.)

Free event: For more details and to register contact

Steve Case is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Social Sciences, having previously been an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Swansea University. His primary research interests are youth justice, youth crime prevention and social justice, particularly the promotion of positive, children first ways of working with children embroiled in the Youth Justice System. He is a Director of the Standing Committee for Youth Justice and sit on the steering group of the Association of Panel Members.

Follow @SteveCaseCrim and @YouthJusticeNet and email for more information.

Bringing together theory and practice, this book provides a balanced exposition of contemporary youth justice debates, including detailed discussions of governmental rationales and practical issues and an extensive evaluation of critical academic positions. It includes a range of features designed to engage and inspire students:

  • ‘Stop and think’: Activities challenging students to reflect on important issues.
  • ‘Conversations’: Discussions of key themes and issues from the perspectives and experiences of relevant stakeholders, including policy makers and activists.
  • ‘Telling it like it is’: Testimonies giving voice to the personalised, subjective and contentious viewpoints of youth justice influencers.
  • ‘Controversies and debates’: Prompts to stimulate students to question and critique established knowledge and understanding by considering alternative angles.
  • ‘Recurring theme alerts’: Boxes flagging up recurring themes in the developing construction of youth offending and youth justice.

This book is essential reading for students taking courses in youth justice, youth offending, youth crime, youth work and social policy.

More information about the book can be found on the Routledge website. 

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