Has the change in legislation, policies and practice lead to the increase in females within the youth justice system in England and Wales or, have social determinisms been the cause for this increase?

Pitt, Charley (2010) Has the change in legislation, policies and practice lead to the increase in females within the youth justice system in England and Wales or, have social determinisms been the cause for this increase? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Youth offending has been a concern in society for many years, however over the past decade there have been increased concerns over the offending committed by young females. Therefore this dissertation consists of a literature review focused on the increase of female young offenders within the youth justice system of England and Wales. The dissertation will explore the theory relating to the change in legislation, policies and practice compared to social determinisms as the cause for the increase in young females within the youth justice system. Findings suggest that legislation, policy and practice as well as social determinisms could have have an impact on the increase of young females within the youth justice system. However more research is needed within this field to gain greater understanding of the real extent of female offending within England and Wales and its true causes.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/795

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