PYJ in the UK

Positive Youth Justice: Children First, Offenders Second

pyj_hainescase2015pic1This topical book moves beyond established critiques to outline a model of positive youth justice: Children First, Offenders Second (CFOS). Already in use in Wales, the proposed model promotes child-friendly, diversionary, inclusive, engaging, promotional practice and legitimate partnership between children and adults which can serve as a blueprint for other local authorities and countries. Setting out a progressive, positive and principled model of youth justice, Positive Youth Justice: Children First, Offenders Second is written in an accessible style which will appeal to academics, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students seeking to improve working practices and outcomes and will make an important contribution to the debate on youth justice policy.

Kevin Haines is Professor of Criminology and Youth Justice at Swansea University. Kevin has published extensively on youth justice and children’s rights issues. He co-authored the seminal texts ‘Young People and Youth Justice’ and ‘Understanding Youth Offending: Risk Factor Research, Policy and Practice’. Stephen Case is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Swansea University. He has published in a range of international journals and conducted research for the Youth Justice Board, Home Office and Welsh Government.

Note: North American distribution will be through the University of Chicago Press.