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The double-bind: looked after children, care leavers, and criminal justice

Carr, Nicola; McAlister, S.

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S. McAlister



Contributors

Philip Mendes
Editor

Pamela Snow
Editor

Abstract

Research attention has focused on the reasons that lead young people from care to come into contact with the justice system at higher rates than young people within the general population. Findings from this literature can be distilled into three main themes. Firstly, many young people in care have experienced a range of adversities that place them at higher risk of offending. Secondly, the care experience may in itself be ‘criminogenic’. Thirdly, the transition to adulthood for young people leaving care is often compressed and accelerated, placing them at increased vulnerability to a range of negative outcomes. This chapter reviews this literature and argues that the findings from research on desistance may provide a useful framework for considering future areas of research and implications for practice.

Citation

Carr, N., & McAlister, S. (2016). The double-bind: looked after children, care leavers, and criminal justice. In P. Snow, & P. Mendes (Eds.), Young people transitioning from care: international research policy and practice. Palgrave Macmillan

Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 27, 2016
Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Deposit Date Aug 31, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 2, 2019
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Young people transitioning from care: international research policy and practice
ISBN 978-1-137-55639-4
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45294
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-55639-4_1
Related Public URLs https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55639-4_1
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-55639-4
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Additional Information This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: http://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781137556387#otherversion=9781137556394

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