The New Politics of Youth Crime

Discipline or Solidarity?

  • John Pitts
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John Pitts
    Pages 1-12
  3. John Pitts
    Pages 13-36
  4. John Pitts
    Pages 37-64
  5. John Pitts
    Pages 65-76
  6. John Pitts
    Pages 77-100
  7. John Pitts
    Pages 101-130
  8. John Pitts
    Pages 131-159
  9. John Pitts
    Pages 160-200
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 201-218

About this book


The New Politics of Youth Crime argues that the centrality of 'law and order' to the New Labour project has generated a youth justice strategy which threatens to deepen the problems it purports to solve. Analysing the profound changes in UK youth crime in the 1980s, this book posits the French Social Prevention Initiative of the 1980s as an alternative model for a genuinely 'joined-up', social democratic response to the increasingly complex problem of youth crime in Europe.


complex complex problem crime development Europe French politics prevention solidarity state strategy youth

Authors and affiliations

  • John Pitts
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of LutonUK

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