A matter of confidence : an exploration of how magistrates' confidence in youth offending team service provision can make a difference to decision-making in the youth courts

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/220895
Title:
A matter of confidence : an exploration of how magistrates' confidence in youth offending team service provision can make a difference to decision-making in the youth courts
Authors:
Ivankovic, Lucy
Abstract:
The vast majority of children and young people appearing in criminal courts in England and Wales are sentenced through a youth court by lay magistrates. The magistrates court deals with 96% of all criminal cases in England and Wales and it is lay magistrates who decide on questions of fact, and sentence those convicted in 91% of these cases. Therefore, how Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) and magistrates work together is a matter of interest. This research explores the extent to which magistrates' confidence in the YOT's service provision can make a difference to the decisions made with regards to bail/remand, sentencing, enforcement and revocation on grounds of good progress. Furthermore, the research considers how YOTs might improve the confidence of magistrates in their service provision and makes recommendations for practice in this regard.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/220895
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
Professional doctorate in youth justice
Appears in Collections:
PhD e-theses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIvankovic, Lucyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-27T12:20:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-27T12:20:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/220895-
dc.descriptionProfessional doctorate in youth justiceen_GB
dc.description.abstractThe vast majority of children and young people appearing in criminal courts in England and Wales are sentenced through a youth court by lay magistrates. The magistrates court deals with 96% of all criminal cases in England and Wales and it is lay magistrates who decide on questions of fact, and sentence those convicted in 91% of these cases. Therefore, how Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) and magistrates work together is a matter of interest. This research explores the extent to which magistrates' confidence in the YOT's service provision can make a difference to the decisions made with regards to bail/remand, sentencing, enforcement and revocation on grounds of good progress. Furthermore, the research considers how YOTs might improve the confidence of magistrates in their service provision and makes recommendations for practice in this regard.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.subjectM110 UK Legal Systemsen_GB
dc.subjectyouth justiceen_GB
dc.subjectYouth Offending Teamsen_GB
dc.titleA matter of confidence : an exploration of how magistrates' confidence in youth offending team service provision can make a difference to decision-making in the youth courtsen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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