Punishing parents for the crimes of their children

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58440
Title:
Punishing parents for the crimes of their children
Authors:
Arthur, R. (Raymond)
Affiliation:
The Open University. The Centre for Law.; Social Futures Institute. Youth Research Unit.
Citation:
Arthur, R. (2005) 'Punishing parents for the crimes of their children', The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 44 (3), pp.233-253.
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Journal:
The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Issue Date:
Jul-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58440
DOI:
10.1111/j.1468-2311.2005.00370.x
Abstract:
In recent years there has been a profusion of laws that punish parents for their children’s offences. These parental responsibility laws are based on the assumption that parents of children who offend have not accepted their responsibility and that they can be made to do so by the imposition of court orders and financial penalties. In this article I will examine the efficacy of punishing parents for the crimes of their children. I will consider whether parental responsibility laws are an effective means of tackling youth crime; or should policies that strengthen the family and improve parenting skills be pursued as strategies for preventing juvenile offending behaviour.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
youth crime; parental responsibility laws; punishing parents; efficacy; effectiveness; children; crime; youth offending
ISSN:
0265-5527
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 22/01/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 22/01/2010]

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorArthur, R. (Raymond)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:52:07Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:52:07Z-
dc.date.issued2005-07-
dc.identifier.citationThe Howard Journal of Criminal Justice; 44 (3): 233-253-
dc.identifier.issn0265-5527-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-2311.2005.00370.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58440-
dc.description.abstractIn recent years there has been a profusion of laws that punish parents for their children’s offences. These parental responsibility laws are based on the assumption that parents of children who offend have not accepted their responsibility and that they can be made to do so by the imposition of court orders and financial penalties. In this article I will examine the efficacy of punishing parents for the crimes of their children. I will consider whether parental responsibility laws are an effective means of tackling youth crime; or should policies that strengthen the family and improve parenting skills be pursued as strategies for preventing juvenile offending behaviour.-
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 22/01/2010]-
dc.subjectyouth crime-
dc.subjectparental responsibility laws-
dc.subjectpunishing parents-
dc.subjectefficacy-
dc.subjecteffectiveness-
dc.subjectchildren-
dc.subjectcrime-
dc.subjectyouth offending-
dc.titlePunishing parents for the crimes of their children-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentThe Open University. The Centre for Law.-
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Futures Institute. Youth Research Unit.-
dc.identifier.journalThe Howard Journal of Criminal Justice-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 22/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardArthur, R. (2005) 'Punishing parents for the crimes of their children', The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 44 (3), pp.233-253.-
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