Practising in a context of ambivalence: the challenge for youth justice workers
The model in this jointly authored article was developed as a shared enterprise. The interest in the article from Youth Justice practitioners, trainers and policy makers, the target audience, lead to the authors being asked to give a key note presentation to the Nacro Annual Youth Crime Conference Children, young people and crime – further reforms for youth justice? in April 2003. The model developed has had an impact on the Youth Justice training materials, challenging the perception that increased accountability necessarily requires a decrease in practitioner discretion. All feedback from practitioners and trainers has been very positive.
Citation : Eadie, T. and Canton, Robert (2002) Practising in a context of ambivalence: The challenge for youth justice workers. Youth Justice. 2 (1), pp. 14-26.
ISSN : 1473-2254
Research Group : Criminal Justice, Policy and Practice
Research Institute : Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice