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Punishment, youth justice and cultural contingency: towards a balanced approach

Hamilton, C.; Fitzgibbon, W.; Carr, N.

Authors

C. Hamilton

W. Fitzgibbon



Abstract

Reflecting developments in the broader penological realm, accounts have been advanced over the last number of decades about a ‘punitive turn’ in the youth justice systems of Western democracies. Against the background of this work, this project seeks to identify convergent and divergent trends in the youth justice systems of England, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as the rationalities and discourses animating these. The results lend support to research emphasising the continued salience of national, regional and local factors on penal outcomes but also suggest the need to steer an analytical path somewhere between nomothetic (convergent) and idiographic (divergent) accounts.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 1, 2016
Journal Youth Justice
Print ISSN 1473-2254
Electronic ISSN 1747-6283
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 3
Pages 226-245
APA6 Citation Hamilton, C., Fitzgibbon, W., & Carr, N. (2016). Punishment, youth justice and cultural contingency: towards a balanced approach. Youth Justice, 16(3), 226-245. doi:10.1177/1473225415619500
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225415619500
Keywords Comparative youth justice; Convergence; Divergence; Punitive turn
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1473225415619500
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