The influence of Neoliberalism on the development of the English youth justice system under New Labour

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/223504
Title:
The influence of Neoliberalism on the development of the English youth justice system under New Labour
Book Title:
Organising Neoliberalism: markets, privatisation and justice
Authors:
Arthur, R. (Raymond)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Social Futures Institute.
Citation:
Arthur, R. (2012) 'The influence of Neoliberalism on the development of the English youth justice system under New Labour', Whitehead, P. and Crawshaw, P. (eds.) Organising Neoliberalism: markets, privatisation and justice. London: Anthem.
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/223504
Additional Links:
http://www.anthempress.com/index.php/organising-neoliberalism.html
Abstract:
This chapter examines the way in which neo-liberalism has impacted upon and consequently re-shaped the youth justice system in England and Wales in the period 1997-2010. Neo-liberal conceptions of the role of the state have encouraged the formulation of policies based on principles of social inequality, penal expansionism and on the diminution of welfare concerns. In the neo-liberal context less attention is paid to the social contexts of crime and more on prescriptions of individual/family/community responsibility and accountability. Neo-liberal discourse emphasises eliminating the concept of the community and replacing it with individual responsibility. Social problems consequently become defined in terms of the individual rather than state responsibility. The best outcomes for society will be realised when governments retreat from involvement in social programs that breed welfare dependency. This chapter will show some of the relationships between the violations of law in youth and the neoliberal model as a factor of increasing marginalization of concern for the welfare needs of young people. It will critically examine whether the influence of neo-liberalism has led to a renewed criminalisation of young people and their families and argue that society must acknowledge that it, as well as the offender has some responsibility for youth offending.
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
justice; youth; politics; neoliberalism
ISBN:
9780857285331

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorArthur, R. (Raymond)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14T10:37:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-14T10:37:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.isbn9780857285331-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/223504-
dc.description.abstractThis chapter examines the way in which neo-liberalism has impacted upon and consequently re-shaped the youth justice system in England and Wales in the period 1997-2010. Neo-liberal conceptions of the role of the state have encouraged the formulation of policies based on principles of social inequality, penal expansionism and on the diminution of welfare concerns. In the neo-liberal context less attention is paid to the social contexts of crime and more on prescriptions of individual/family/community responsibility and accountability. Neo-liberal discourse emphasises eliminating the concept of the community and replacing it with individual responsibility. Social problems consequently become defined in terms of the individual rather than state responsibility. The best outcomes for society will be realised when governments retreat from involvement in social programs that breed welfare dependency. This chapter will show some of the relationships between the violations of law in youth and the neoliberal model as a factor of increasing marginalization of concern for the welfare needs of young people. It will critically examine whether the influence of neo-liberalism has led to a renewed criminalisation of young people and their families and argue that society must acknowledge that it, as well as the offender has some responsibility for youth offending.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAnthem Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.anthempress.com/index.php/organising-neoliberalism.htmlen_GB
dc.subjectjusticeen_GB
dc.subjectyouthen_GB
dc.subjectpoliticsen_GB
dc.subjectneoliberalismen_GB
dc.titleThe influence of Neoliberalism on the development of the English youth justice system under New Labouren
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Social Futures Institute.en_GB
dc.title.bookOrganising Neoliberalism: markets, privatisation and justiceen_GB
or.citation.harvardArthur, R. (2012) 'The influence of Neoliberalism on the development of the English youth justice system under New Labour', Whitehead, P. and Crawshaw, P. (eds.) Organising Neoliberalism: markets, privatisation and justice. London: Anthem.en_GB
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