Source: (2002) Oxford: Hart Publishing

This book consists of an interdisciplinary collection of essays by noted criminologists, educators, psychologists, and philosophers. The purpose for the book is to address key issues in the treatment of young offenders. Essays in Part I cover the history of juvenile justice, with emphases on past and present trends in western societies, recent changes in youth justice policy in England and Wales, and rehabilitation in the United States. Essays in Part II deal with education and punishment in relation to young people. This section includes a chapter on pedagogical perspectives on juvenile justice. The essays in Part III examine shame, guilt, and remorse with respect to juvenile offending. Particular attention is given to family group conferences in New Zealand and to psychological perspectives on juvenile justice. Biographical notes on the contributors, lists of references used by the contributors in preparing their essays, and an index add to the value of the book.