Everyday tragedies: justice, scandal and young people in contemporary Britain
Drakeford, M. and Butler, I., 2007. Everyday tragedies: justice, scandal and young people in contemporary Britain. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46 (3), pp. 219-235.
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Scandals do not simply take place, they have to be created. This article investigates the failure of scandal-generation in contemporary British youth justice, despite the ample raw material, and the conspicuous efforts of authoritative figures to do so. It suggests a series of reasons why scandal has not taken place. The article also argues that such an outcome is not inevitable. It cites a recent example in the field of child care as a deliberate, and successful attempt to draw public attention to policy failure and to bring about improvement. It argues that such techniques are applicable and necessary in the field of youth justice.
|Creators||Drakeford, M.and Butler, I.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences|
|Research Centres||Centre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)|
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