Who pulled the plug? towards an explanation of the fall in child imprisonment in England and Wales

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302112
Title:
Who pulled the plug? towards an explanation of the fall in child imprisonment in England and Wales
Authors:
Bateman, Tim
Abstract:
This article offers an analysis of the recent fall in youth custody in England and Wales. It argues that parallels can be drawn between the present period and the decline in child imprisonment during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership in the 1980s. In particular, increased diversion and a depoliticization of youth crime have contributed to a more tolerant decision making within the court arena. Some remarks on the implications for an understanding of the punitive turn are offered and an assessment of the prospect for future trends is provided in the light of the riots of August 2011.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Bateman, T. (2012) ‘Who pulled the plug? Towards an explanation of the fall in child imprisonment’ in Youth Justice 12(1)
Publisher:
Sage Publications
Journal:
Youth Justice
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/302112
DOI:
10.1177/1473225411435616
Additional Links:
http://yjj.sagepub.com/content/12/1/36.abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1473-2254
Appears in Collections:
The Centre for Young People, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

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dc.contributor.authorBateman, Timen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-23T12:58:37Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-23T12:58:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationBateman, T. (2012) ‘Who pulled the plug? Towards an explanation of the fall in child imprisonment’ in Youth Justice 12(1)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1473-2254-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1473225411435616-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/302112-
dc.description.abstractThis article offers an analysis of the recent fall in youth custody in England and Wales. It argues that parallels can be drawn between the present period and the decline in child imprisonment during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership in the 1980s. In particular, increased diversion and a depoliticization of youth crime have contributed to a more tolerant decision making within the court arena. Some remarks on the implications for an understanding of the punitive turn are offered and an assessment of the prospect for future trends is provided in the light of the riots of August 2011.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://yjj.sagepub.com/content/12/1/36.abstracten_GB
dc.titleWho pulled the plug? towards an explanation of the fall in child imprisonment in England and Walesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.identifier.journalYouth Justiceen_GB
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