Safer Communities: Volume 16 Issue 3


A journal on crime, crime prevention and community safety

Table of contents - Special Issue: Children in care and the criminal justice system: who cares?

Guest Editors: Anne-Marie Day

In care, out of trouble – a policy perspective

Katy Swaine Williams

The purpose of this paper is to describe the current policy context for work aimed at reducing the criminalisation of looked after children in England and Wales, and to consider…

Looked after children and youth justice: a response to recent reviews

Jo Staines

The purpose of this paper is to provide a response to a recent government-commissioned review of residential care (Narey, 2016), and the subsequent government response (Department…


Residential care and criminalisation: the impact of system abuse

Julie Shaw

The purpose of this paper is to present and explore the findings of part of the author’s research study, an aim of which is to illuminate factors at policy, practice and…


Hearing the voice of looked after children: challenging current assumptions and knowledge about pathways into offending

Anne-Marie Day

The purpose of this paper is to assess the early findings of research which aims to hear the voice of looked after children about their pathways into offending and subsequent…


What do we know about girls in the care and criminal justice systems?

Claire Fitzpatrick

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the neglect of girls in care who come into conflict with the law, arguing that a gender-neutral approach in this area risks further…

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