Young citizens or social monsters? Reflections on stigmatisation

It has long been argued that young people should be treated differently from adults in by the justice system. In his presentation last week for a Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) associates seminar co-sponsored by SCCJR, Max Rutherford presented compelling evidence from a young adults pilot court project to support separate treatment. He first […]

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Crime and ‘kidulthood’: should there be specific court processes for young adults?

It has long been argued that young people should be treated differently from adults by the justice system. In his presentation last week for a Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) associates seminar co-sponsored by SCCJR, Max Rutherford presented compelling evidence from a young adults pilot court project to support separate treatment. He first charted … Continue reading Crime and ‘kidulthood’: should there be specific court processes for young adults?