Perspectives on Youth Crime
Perspectives on Youth Crime 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Introduction: Youth crime and youth justice – reasons for a separate category Youth justice – Theory and Practice Youth Violence and Gang Crime Child Sexual Exploitation County Lines – Young People and Drugs Working with young people – trauma informed practice; Children First Effect of crime control on young people Youth justice in a devolved nation – Wales and Scotland International perspectives on youth justice Youth justice policy – historical and comparative perspectives The future of youth justice
C+-C- -threshold -BE ABLE TO: To describe the contemporary debates on youth crime and youth justice and explain some of the main theoretical perspectives on youth crime and youth justice.
B+-B--good -BE ABLE TO:Examine and evaluate theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues, examine perspectives on contemporary youth crime and youth justice and evaluate a range of appropriate literature and material, and incorporate personal insights and observations.
A* - A--excellent -BE ABLE TO:Critically analyse key theoretical and conceptual issues, and make connections between criminology and other disciplines, for e.g. history and law to the study of youth crime and youth justice, as well as present material in a way that serves to support the arguments being advanced and to bring different/original modes of thought to this module.
- Ability to appreciate the complex nature of causes of youth crime and interpretation of youthful deviance.
- Ability to discuss historical, economic, social and political contexts in which youth justice and youth justice policy takes place and what is considered an appropriate response to crime committed by young people.
- Ability to identify and critically evaluate theoretical perspectives on youth crime and youth justice and recognise the overlap between victimisation and exploitation of young people and youth crime.
- Ability to research a topic on youth crime or youth justice and present findings in a critical manner through a variety of presentation techniques.
3,000 Word Assignment