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Concepts shaping juvenile justice


White, R, Concepts shaping juvenile justice, Youth Studies Australia, 27, (2) pp. 45-51. ISSN 1038-2569 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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As with most fields of human endeavour, the area of juvenile justice is characterised by many different types of programs, different 'discourses' or ways in which issues are put into language and practice, and different interest groups (from professionals through to young people themselves). This article explores some of the concepts that influence how people in the field think about the issues, and how best to respond to these issues. In doing this, the article demonstrates how concept-mapping offers one avenue by which to describe the categories juvenile justice activities and broad trends. As such, it provides a scoping exercise that may be useful for future sustained analysis and critique.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:juvenile justice, concept-mapping
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Employment patterns and change
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:53605
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2008-12-17
Last Modified:2014-12-18

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