The prevention of youth crime: a risky business?

Porteous, David ORCID logoORCID: (2007) The prevention of youth crime: a risky business? In: Growing up with risk. Thom, Betsy ORCID logoORCID:, Sales, Rosemary A. and Pearce, Jenny J., eds. Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 259-276. ISBN 9781861347312. [Book Section]

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An analysis of the language and policies and practices associated with risk in the new youth justice. All young people referred to Youth Offending Teams in England and Wales are now assessed using a common, structured risk assessment profile known as Asset. This is intended to guide practitioners' judgement as to the 'riskiness' of a young person and to enable them to identify the precise 'risk factors' contributing to their offending behaviour so that interventions can be tailored to individual needs. As with issues considered in previous chapters, this analysis demonstrates that current policy constitutes a blend of particular academic, administrative and political discourses, each of which define and mobilise the concept of risk in different ways.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 2833
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Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2009 09:20
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 02:04

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