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Children and crime: In the moment

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posted on 26.05.2020, 11:05 by Kevin Haines, Stephen CaseStephen Case, Roger Smith, Karen Joe Laidler, Nathan Hughes, Colin Webster, Tim Goddard, Jo Deakin, Diana Johns, Kelly Richards, Patricia Gray
Traditional approaches to understanding and responding to children and crime are fundamentally based on ‘miniaturised’ adult models. The assumption appears to be that children are adults in the making, essentially just smaller, developing versions of grown-ups. This view of children is increasingly being challenged. Children are not simply putative adults, they are different, distinct and developing. This article sets out to explore the notion that children essentially think and behave ‘in the moment’. The implications of this for our understanding of children and crime are also explored.

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

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  • Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Published in

Youth Justice: an international journal

Volume

21

Issue

3

Pages

275-298

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© The authors

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Acceptance date

02/03/2020

Publication date

2020-06-12

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1473-2254

eISSN

1747-6283

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Stephen Case Deposit date: 22 May 2020

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