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Professional perspectives of youth justice policy implementation: Contextual and coalface challenges

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posted on 2020-06-15, 14:46 authored by Stephen CaseStephen Case, John Drew, Kathy Hampson, Gareth Jones, Dusty Kennedy
© 2020 The Authors. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice published by Howard League and John Wiley & Sons Ltd This article offers a multilayered analysis of the subjective perspectives and experiences of key youth justice stakeholders; exploring the inherent dynamism, contradiction, non-linearity, and contentiousness of youth justice policy implementation. We interrogate how professionals make sense and meaning of policy in the real world and how professional perspectives drive and shape their contributions to policy implementation nationally and locally. Contemporaneously, these analyses enable us to critically examine the caricatures, stereotypes, and assumptions that can (mis)inform common constructions, representations, and understandings of youth justice policy trajectories, including those relating to contextual stability, conceptual clarity, robust evidence bases, and purported foundations in stakeholder consensus.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice

Volume

59

Issue

2

Pages

214 - 232

Publisher

Wiley

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Wiley under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

2020-03-27

Publication date

2020-05-28

ISSN

2059-1098

eISSN

2059-1101

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Stephen Case Deposit date: 15 June 2020

Article number

hojo.12366

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