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Young people and 'risk'$
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Maggie Blyth, Enver Solomon, and Kerry Baker

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420008

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420008.001.0001

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Working with young people in a culture of public protection

Working with young people in a culture of public protection

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6 (p.85) Working with young people in a culture of public protection
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Young people and 'risk'
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Mike Nash

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420008.003.0007

This chapter aims to: first, establish if there is such thing as a culture of public protection and, second, to determine if this can pose an implication on the working practices of those involved in Youth Offending Teams (YOTs). It first provides a review of the recent penal trends to set the context for the growth in public protection processes and cultures. This suggests the ways in which criminal justice agencies and key decisions are affected by an increasingly risk-averse agenda. Some of the topics discussed herein include: the evolution and the cultural transformation of penal policy; the changing dimension of public protection work; and the implications of the changing climate of risk reduction and risk aversion on those people who work with young offenders.

Keywords:   public protection, Youth Offending Teams, recent penal trends, cultural transformation, penal policy, public protection work, risk reduction, risk aversion

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