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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300087
Title:
Reducing child imprisonment: a systemic challenge
Authors:
Bateman, Tim
Abstract:
This article seeks to make explicit the obstacles to reducing child custody in order to understand better what is required of an effective decarcerative strategy. It argues that a punitive turn, with its origins in the early 1990s, was responsible both for a subsequent inflation of the numbers of children in custodial establishments and for a range of systemic changes which serve to maintain the population of the juvenile secure estate at high levels. Thus, although recent efforts to reduce custody have tended to focus on provision of robust and credible community based programmes, rates of diversion, shifts in the tariff and movements in practitioner attitude are as important as programmatic concerns to the success, or otherwise, of initiatives designed to function as alternatives to custody.
Citation:
Bateman, T. (2005) 'Reducing child imprisonment: a systemic challenge', Youth Justice, 5(2), pp.91-105.
Publisher:
Sage Publications
Journal:
Youth Justice
Issue Date:
Aug-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300087
DOI:
10.1177/147322540500500203
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Youth Justice August 2005 vol. 5 no. 2 91-105
Appears in Collections:
The Centre for Young People, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

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dc.contributor.authorBateman, Timen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-28T15:50:55Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-28T15:50:55Z-
dc.date.issued2005-08-
dc.identifier.citationBateman, T. (2005) 'Reducing child imprisonment: a systemic challenge', Youth Justice, 5(2), pp.91-105.en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/147322540500500203-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/300087-
dc.descriptionYouth Justice August 2005 vol. 5 no. 2 91-105en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis article seeks to make explicit the obstacles to reducing child custody in order to understand better what is required of an effective decarcerative strategy. It argues that a punitive turn, with its origins in the early 1990s, was responsible both for a subsequent inflation of the numbers of children in custodial establishments and for a range of systemic changes which serve to maintain the population of the juvenile secure estate at high levels. Thus, although recent efforts to reduce custody have tended to focus on provision of robust and credible community based programmes, rates of diversion, shifts in the tariff and movements in practitioner attitude are as important as programmatic concerns to the success, or otherwise, of initiatives designed to function as alternatives to custody.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_GB
dc.titleReducing child imprisonment: a systemic challengeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalYouth Justiceen_GB
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