Police-led proactive prevention of youth crime: a case for the innovative use of support workers?

Barton, A and Teagle, R (2007) 'Police-led proactive prevention of youth crime: a case for the innovative use of support workers?' Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 9 (1). pp. 21-33. ISSN 1460-3780

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.cpcs.8150032

Abstract

The 'Every Child Matters' and 'Youth Matters' legislation have continued the trend of mandating joint working and identifying agencies' responsibilities in dealing with social problems. For many agencies, this is relatively unproblematic and simply means a continuation of current working practices. However, for some it has meant forays into unfamiliar or previously difficult territory. This paper, which is based on some empirical findings, concentrates on how the Devon and Cornwall police have become involved in proactive interventions aimed at preventing youth crime while avoiding charges of net widening and mesh thinning.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: policing, net widening, mesh thinning, youth justice, crime prevention
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.cpcs.8150032
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2020 19:25
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2020 19:25
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