Despite their very varied histories, societies, political and criminal platforms, Russia and the united kingdom stand out as favoring a punitive method of younger legislation breakers, imprisoning many extra teenagers than the other ecu international locations. The e-book is predicated at the author's basic examine in Russia during which she visited a dozen closed associations from St Petersburg to Krasnoyarsk and on related learn in England and northern eire. the result's a distinct learn of the way attitudes to early life crime and legal justice, the political atmosphere and the connection among nation and society have interacted to persuade the remedy of younger offenders. McAuley's account of the twists and turns in coverage in the direction of formative years light up the extreme historical past of Russia within the 20th century and the making of social coverage in Russia this day. it's also the 1st research to match the united kingdom (excluding Scotland as a result of its separate juvenile justice procedure) with Russia, a comparability which highlights the standards accountable for the making of 'punitive' coverage within the societies. McAuley locations the Russian and united kingdom rules in a ecu context, aiming to bare how different eu nations be capable to positioned such a lot of fewer youngsters in the back of bars.

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