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Published: 13 January 2018

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198788492

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Young Criminal Lives: Life Courses and Life Chances from 1850

Barry Godfrey, Pamela Cox, Heather Shore, and Zoe Alker

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • The first cradle-to-grave study of the experiences of 500 delinquent and destitute children living within, or at the margins of, the early English juvenile reformatory system.
  • Draws on the most comprehensive sources of data ever compiled to examine the life course and life chances of young English offenders, and to assess the effectiveness of early juvenile justice policy, practice and institutions.
  • Combines qualitative and quantitative historical data to analyse pathways in and out of offending and to assess the impact of targeted policy interventions - both pressing policy issues today.
  • Makes an important contribution to life course and digital methodologies across criminology, history and the wider social sciences.

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