Stephen Case is a Professor of Criminology and Director of Studies in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. He has conducted large-scale funded research projects for the Home Office, the Leverhulme Trust, the Youth Justice Board, the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research, the ESRC and the Welsh Government.
Case has developed a genuinely authoritative and comprehensive text on youth justice. He accomplishes the challenging feat of bringing together history, theory, policy and practice in a highly engaging and readable format. Well-structured throughout, this book marks an important text for students of youth justice, and one which I predict will be very popular. - Dr Daniel McCarthy, Reader in Criminology, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey Essential reading for students at all levels. In order to understand youth offending and youth justice, you must be aware of the aims and the contextual development of how we respond to youth crime. This book sharply deconstructs the relevant theories and looks to explain some of the reasons behind youth offending. It addresses some of the controversial areas of contemporary debate - including a firm belief that we should put children first! - Dr Richard Peake (FHEA), Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of Leeds Stephen Case has brought the genre of youth justice completely up to date with this comprehensive, accessible, stimulating and intelligent textbook. Its unique narrative and presentation ensures that the reader views the discipline from a decisively critical perspective, rendering it an invaluable tool for academics and students alike in the dissemination of the subject at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The textbook will doubtless be of additional interest to the related disciplines of criminology, sociology, social work and social policy; assisting to revise and refresh curricula content relating to `youth'. - Dr Vicky Palmer, Course Leader, BA (Hons) Youth Justice and BA (Hons) Youth Studies, Nottingham Trent University Informed by the latest research and thinking, Professor Case's text on youth justice provides a substantial, welcomed addition to the field. The features within the text will allow for students to consolidate their reading and learn in a way that has not been present in others before. It is a book that solidly brings together, theory, research, policy and practice making it relevant reading for those teaching, studying or researching in this area. - Dr Rachel Morris, Lecturer in Social Policy and Crime, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York Professor Case has written a book that is both accessible and academically rigorous. Lucid, clearly structured and erudite, this critical introduction invites the reader to engage with the key debates in contemporary youth justice. - Dr Jonathan Evans, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Criminology, University of South Wales