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Early intervention and the 'New' Youth Justice: a study of initial decision-making

Field, Stewart Andrew ORCID: 2008. Early intervention and the 'New' Youth Justice: a study of initial decision-making. Criminal Law Review 2008 (3) , pp. 177-190.

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Reports the findings from a study into initial decision-making under the interventionist model for youth justice introduced by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, based on interviews with frontline decision-makers presented with hypothetical fact situations and asked what decision they would make in each situation and to explain their reasoning process. Considers the exercise of discretion in relation to both informal and formal measures and in determining offence gravity scores. Highlights differences in approach as between custody sergeants and inspectors. Suggests how greater consistency of outcome could be achieved.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision-making; Discretion; Intervention; Police officers; Young offenders
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
ISSN: 0011-135X
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 14:34

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