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The pains and gains of COVID-19 – Challenges to Child First justice in the pandemic

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posted on 2022-12-09, 14:16 authored by Kathy Hampson, Stephen CaseStephen Case, Ross Little
The global COVID-19 pandemic has particularly affected justice-involved children. Youth justice policy changes and innovations have assisted communication and engagement with these vulnerable children during unprecedented times, while attempting to limit risks of contagion and criminalisation – all central tenets of the ‘Child First’ guiding principle for the Youth Justice System of England and Wales. While some changes have enhanced the experiences of some justice-involved children (gains), others have disproportionately disadvantaged justice-involved children in court, community and custody contexts (pains), increasing criminalisation, disengagement and anxiety. These pains of COVID-19 have effectively eroded the rights of this already-vulnerable group of children.

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Published in

Youth Justice

Volume

23

Issue

1

Pages

76 - 96

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The Author(s)

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Publication date

2022-02-21

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

1473-2254

eISSN

1747-6283

Language

  • en

Depositor

Prof Stephen Case. Deposit date: 8 December 2022