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NCJ Number: 165623 Find in a Library
Title: Understanding Modern Juvenile Justice: The Organisational Context of Service Provision
Author(s): K Haines
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 233
Sponsoring Agency: Avebury Gower House
Hants, GU11 3HR, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85972-430-2
Sale Source: Avebury Gower House
Croft Road Aldershot
Hants, GU11 3HR,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book is intended to supplement existing accounts of intermediate treatment and juvenile justice by developing a theoretically informed empirical description, analysis, and understanding of the relevance of organizational issues in the provision and management of juvenile justice services by social service departments.
Abstract: The book charts the development of intermediate treatment and juvenile justice services in Cambridgeshire, England, locating these within major organizational structures and management contexts that developed over a 20-year period from the early 1970's to the early 1990's. Particular attention is paid to the period around the end of the 1980's and early 1990's and to the nature and implications of modern managerialism for the delivery of juvenile justice services. The understanding of these developments is enhanced by locating modern organizational structures and processes in the context of a sociological account of conditions and characteristics of modernity. Contemporary social service departments are discussed in terms of their organizational parts: management chains, policy development committees, policy implementation committees, and documentary structures. A juvenile justice initiative in Cambridgeshire, referred to as the Joint Service Strategy, is described. 157 references, 224 footnotes, 1 table, and 26 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): England; History of juvenile justice; Intermediate sanctions; Organization development; Organization studies; Organizational theories; Social service agencies; Sociological analyses
Note: Welfare and Society Studies in Welfare Policy, Practice and Theory
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