20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: LAW110


Aims/Description: This module examines youth crime and `antisocial behaviour, as well as formal responses to young people who offend. During the first half of the module, contemporary and historical views of youth crime are critically examined, attending particularly to class, ethnicity and gender, and to the historical construction of youth as problematic. The second half of the module focuses on youth justice, including the role of the police, the courts, Youth Offending Teams, custodial institutions and other bodies in regulating unruly youth and preventing and responding to youth crime.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to law students. Numbers may be restricted due to staff availability.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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