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Protecting Rights at the Margins of Youth Justice in England and Wales: Intensive Fostering, Custody and Leaving Custody

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth


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This article attempts to set out a framework for understanding children's rights in the youth justice system. It distinguishes between the child's status and rights as offender, and the child's status and rights as child. It argues that at certain stages — namely, the margins of youth justice (the pre- and post-crime contexts) - the child's primary status is child, and hence his/her rights as a child should have primacy. It applies the framework set out in part one to the post-crime margin, specifically to the use of intensive fostering as part of a community sentence, to children in custody, and to children leaving custody. It considers some of the children's rights issues which arise here.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hollingsworth K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Youth Justice: An International Journal

Year: 2008

Volume: 8

Issue: 3

Pages: 229-244

Print publication date: 01/01/2008

ISSN (print): 1473-2254

ISSN (electronic): 1747-6283

Publisher: Sage Publications


DOI: 10.1177/1473225408096462


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