Rob Allen questions why the Magistrates' Association is asking private companies to sponsor its research work.
From punishment to problem solving: a new approach to children in trouble looks at one of the key priorities for the New Labour administration in 1997, dealing with young offenders. Reforming youth justice was not only an end in itself. The new government observed that most adult offenders in the prisons started their offending careers as children and young people. By creating responses to youth crime which were more effective in turning young people away from delinquency, it was hoped to provide substantial benefits for society as a whole.
Debating youth justice: From punishment to problem solving is a collection of essays by leading experts from the UK and abroad.
The publication came out of a public debate the Centre held in October 2006, prompted by Rob Allen's earlier report - From punishment to problem solving - published by the Centre in September 2006.
Contributions to this collection are: