Responsibilisation and Rights: Explorations in Comparative Youth Criminology

Muncie, J (2006) Responsibilisation and Rights: Explorations in Comparative Youth Criminology. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 45(1), pp. 42-70.

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Abstract

Studies of international youth justice, punishment and control are in their infancy but the issues of globalisation, transnationalisation, policy transfer and localisation are gradually being addressed. There also appears a growing demand in policy and pressure group circles in the UK to learn more about other jurisdictions in order to emulate ‘best practice’ and avoid the worst excesses of punitive populism. However, existing comparative work in this area rarely ventures much beyond country specific descriptions of historical development, powers and procedures. Statistical comparisons – predominantly of custody rates – are becoming more sophisticated but remain beset with problems of partial and inaccurate data collection. The extent to which different countries do things differently, and how and why such difference is maintained, remains a relatively unexcavated territory. This article suggests a conceptually comparative framework in which degrees of international, national and local convergence and divergence can begin to be revealed and assessed.

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ID Code: 51896
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2006.00403.x
ISSN: 0265-5527
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2012 03:36
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:33

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