Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John Pitts
    Pages 1-19
  3. John Pitts
    Pages 20-34
  4. John Pitts
    Pages 71-82
  5. John Pitts
    Pages 83-97
  6. John Pitts
    Pages 98-117
  7. John Pitts
    Pages 118-135
  8. John Pitts
    Pages 136-152
  9. John Pitts
    Pages 153-161
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 162-171

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive and critical account of the changes introduced into the UK youth justice system by the 1998 Crime and Disorder legislation, and its implications for youth justice managers and professionals. It identifies strategies for the practitioner that address the impact of crime, the social predicament of the young offender and the effectiveness of formal and informal mechanisms of social control and social support, thereby showing ways of coming to grips with one of the most serious problems besetting the poorest members of our society.


crime politics prevention writing youth

About the authors

JOHN PITTS is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Director of the Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime at the University of Luton. He is chair of the editorial board of the journal, Social Work in Europe, a board member and contributor to the 'Youth Crime and Youth Justice' section of the journal, Research Matters, and an editorial board member of the UNICEF journal, Juvenile Justice International. He is the author of many publications, including The Probation Handbook and Discipline or Solidarity: The New Politics of Juvenile Crime.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Working with Young Offenders
  • Authors John Pitts
  • Series Title Practical Social Work BASW
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-68265-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14348-1
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages X, 171
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social Work
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