2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302110
Title:
Target practice: sanction detection and the criminalisation of children
Authors:
Bateman, Tim
Abstract:
In the tick-box culture that has come to dominate the criminal justice world, some performance measures appear to have more influence on outcomes than others. The Youth Justice Board's (YJB's) target to effect a 10% reduction in the number of children in custody, in the three years from April 2005, remains unmet. At the end of March 2008, the juvenile secure population had risen by 10% over the relevant period, and – at 2,942 – stood at 22% above the figure of 2,408 required by the measure. By contrast, the Government's target to increase the number of ‘offences brought to justice’ (OBTJ), from 1.025m in 2002 to 1.25m in 2007/08, has proved rather easier to meet. In the year ending June 2007, 1.434m offences were dealt with by way of a recognised ‘sanction detection’ (reprimand, warning, caution, cannabis warning, penalty notice for disorder, charge or summons), a rise of 43% over the 2002 baseline (Home Office, 2007).
Citation:
Bateman, T. (2008). 'Target practice: sanction detection and the criminalisation of children' Criminal justice matters, 73(1), 2-4.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Criminal justice matters
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302110
DOI:
10.1080/09627250802274139
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09627250802274139#.UkA39H91gnY
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0962-7251; 1934-6220
Appears in Collections:
The Centre for Young People, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

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dc.contributor.authorBateman, Timen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-23T12:47:20Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-23T12:47:20Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationBateman, T. (2008). 'Target practice: sanction detection and the criminalisation of children' Criminal justice matters, 73(1), 2-4.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0962-7251-
dc.identifier.issn1934-6220-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09627250802274139-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/302110-
dc.description.abstractIn the tick-box culture that has come to dominate the criminal justice world, some performance measures appear to have more influence on outcomes than others. The Youth Justice Board's (YJB's) target to effect a 10% reduction in the number of children in custody, in the three years from April 2005, remains unmet. At the end of March 2008, the juvenile secure population had risen by 10% over the relevant period, and – at 2,942 – stood at 22% above the figure of 2,408 required by the measure. By contrast, the Government's target to increase the number of ‘offences brought to justice’ (OBTJ), from 1.025m in 2002 to 1.25m in 2007/08, has proved rather easier to meet. In the year ending June 2007, 1.434m offences were dealt with by way of a recognised ‘sanction detection’ (reprimand, warning, caution, cannabis warning, penalty notice for disorder, charge or summons), a rise of 43% over the 2002 baseline (Home Office, 2007).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09627250802274139#.UkA39H91gnYen_GB
dc.titleTarget practice: sanction detection and the criminalisation of childrenen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCriminal justice mattersen_GB
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