YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL

Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and ranked by Scopus. (c) IARS Publications ISSN 2056-2969

Muna Sabbagh (2014), Legislative imbalance regarding parental responsibility of young offenders

The recent judicial review brought against the Home Secretary in relation to her refusal to revise Code C of PACE 1984 brings into question the legislative inconsistencies surrounding young people and their parents coming into contact within the youth justice system. The case below identifies the controversy of parental responsibility towards young offenders. This is highlighted through the inconsistencies of current legislation against parents. There is a need to support parents in preventing their children becoming embroiled into the youth justice system. Evidence of this need can be found in scientific and social research, which determines the increased risk taking behaviour a young person may experience throughout the normal adolescent developmental stage. This supports the requirement for a different approach towards determining parental responsibility as is currently provided by the state.

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About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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This entry was posted on January 9, 2014 by in Young people in the Criminal Justice System.

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Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications, an independent small publisher specialising in social and political sciences 14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7PL, UK. (c) IARS Publications.

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