Source: (2006) Youth Justice Vol.1 No3 pp 14-26
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Part 1 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 enshrine New Labourâ€™s youth justice strategy for England and Wales. Some have claimed that this is just a development of the previous Conservatives governmentâ€™s ideas.
This article sets out to challenge this and show the unique development of Labour thinking over the past decade, and then bring together, in the form of a review article, a wide range of published academic critique of the main components of the new legislation.
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