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ERIC Number: EJ834301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1367-6261
Working in the Community with Young People Who Offend
Sampson, Alice; Themelis, Spyros
Journal of Youth Studies, v12 n2 p121-137 Apr 2009
This paper discusses how the "at risk" and "what works" approach that drives the management of youth criminal justice systems produces little knowledge that informs practitioners how best to work with young people who offend and how to design effective crime prevention programmes. An alternative approach that is more informative for the development of effective practices is proposed. This approach prioritises problem-solving and finding out how interventions work. Findings from research we carried out on four local youth inclusion programmes are drawn on to illustrate the potential of this approach to improve practice. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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