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Young Offenders and Open Custody
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
2016 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In Young Offenders and Open Custody Tove Pettersson provides powerful support for the view that the experience of more open custodial forms during the youth custody sentence is of significance both for providing incarcerated youths with a more humane environment and for the likelihood of a positive outcome following their release. Building upon detailed interviews with convicted youths and staff at the special approved homes in Sweden, this book offers unique insights into the effect of punishment on young offenders and their understanding of social control.

Drawing upon quantitative and qualitative data, this book examines levels of reoffending over time among youths sentenced to custody, and considers the impact of open sentences. This book will be useful reading for students and researchers engaged in youth and juvenile justice, juvenile delinquency, and sentencing and punishment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2016, 1. , 160 p.
Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice, 43
Keyword [en]
juvenile justice, youth custody, incarceration, prison, Goffman, Foucault
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Other Social Sciences Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-135770ISBN: 978-1-138-12092-1 (print)OAI: diva2:1048938
Betydelse av öppenhet och strafftid för återfall i brott. En undersökning om ungdomar dömda till sluten ungdomsvård
The Swedish National Board of Institutional Care, SiS, 41-226-2010
Available from: 2016-11-22 Created: 2016-11-22 Last updated: 2016-11-24Bibliographically approved

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