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Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour
Author: Claire Taylor

ISBN: 9781843101697
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 30 September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.4
Description:
Society holds a popular perception that links children in public care with criminal activity, but this connection is largely assumed. This book addresses the lack of evidence supporting this potentially damaging assumption. It begins by analysing past research, critically examining current policy and combining theoretical insights from the disciplines of childcare and criminology in order to form a theoretical framework for research. The empirical evidence of thirty-nine interviews with young people who have been through the care system is then drawn upon to highlight key findings and conclusions about the relationship between care and crime, and the implications towards current policy. Addressing issues such as: the residential care experience developing secure attachments in the context of care experiences of education life after care, these powerful examples show the flaws, failures and successes of the various childcare services by offering insight into the reality of young peoples experiences. This book is highly relevant to new legislation and the current political agenda, and will prove an eye-opening read for policymakers and practiti...

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