This book is a useful reference for all those working in criminal justice, child protection or the interface between both, including social workers, health professionals, lawyers and those involved in developing policy in this area.
This book is a treasury of contributions providing insights into the history of policy and judicial and professional responses to youth offending, and the mix with child protection in the last 60 years.
This book would be useful for dramatherapists working within or seeing young people.
It is an authoritative addition to the small but growing literature on comparative youth justice and child protection. Its strength lies in its critique of prevailing orthodoxy and deserves attention from scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers who profess a concern with the welfare of troubled children.