Custodial Establishments for Juveniles in Europe

  • Rob Allen


Studies of juvenile justice generally give a good deal of attention to how much use is made of detention both at the pretrial or remand stage and also as a punishment or treatment option. This is not surprising given the financial, social and ethical costs of incarceration. Rather less attention is usually given to the nature and practice of detention, the conditions in which juveniles are held, the types of regimes, staffing and treatment philosophy. This chapter attempts to describe some of the trends not in the number of young people locked up but in the way they are treated behind bars. After discussing the framework of international law, the chapter looks at the different types of establishments and the kinds of experience they provide for young people before looking at a number of key issues.


Young People Child Welfare Juvenile Justice Pretrial Detention Detention Facility 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rob Allen
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for Prison StudiesKing’s CollegeLondonUK

Personalised recommendations