British Journal of Social Work
This is an excellent text in every possible regard... The editors gave little in the way of guidance as to what they were expecting - a brave (or foolish) course of action that could have led to a unfocused piece (or a great deal of re-writting) but has resulted in an excellent, coherent, insightful addition to the growing body of critical literature surrounding youth offending and youth justice. This slim volume is up there with the best works in this field.
Quakers in Criminal Justice
This is an excellent book, which well maintains the high standard we associate with the name of Jessica Kingsley. It succeeds in its aim of being both scholarly and accessible.
Children & Young People Now
For those preferring a more critical analysis and who are ambitious to work in a landscape illuminated by research and what the co-editors might call "ethical principles", this book will be welcomed... More importantly, it is relevant across the range of disciplines and professions involved in youth justice and prevention... The co-editors conclude with an excellent retrospective analysis of the book as a whole, providing commentary on the themes and some useful messages for policy and practice development. All this is crucial reading at a time when youth justice is facing big changes, with few elements of practice, or governance, likely to remain stable.