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Market pressures: youth justice reform in an age of austerity

Harry Angel (Independent Consultant based in London, UK)

Safer Communities

ISSN: 1757-8043

Article publication date: 10 October 2011



This purpose of this paper is to give the author's opinion regarding youth justice reform and austerity cuts.


The paper explores current policies and legislation relating to the youth criminal justice system, the role of rehabilitation, prevention and restoration.


The conclusion to this piece is that, in the opinion of the author, youth justice reform is not succeeding under the current circumstances.


The paper takes many aspects into consideration to support the argument, including the Independent Commission on Youth Crime, current journalism and research on the subject and popular culture references.



Angel, H. (2011), "Market pressures: youth justice reform in an age of austerity", Safer Communities, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 28-30.



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