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Title: Against youth governance and youth justice : for youth penality
Authors: Phoenix, Joanna B. M.
First Published: 25-May-2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: British Journal of Criminology, 2015, Published before print
Abstract: The main aim of this article is to provoke a debate about the ways in which state responses to youth crime are constituted as objects of knowledge in youth criminology. The article critiques two dominant approaches in youth criminology (youth crime governance and youth justice studies) in relation to the extent by which they are able to open the theoretical space to distinguish the conditions of possibility and analyse change. The main contention of the article is that in order to address these issues, the concept of ‘youth justice’ needs to be abandoned in favour of the development of a critical youth penality.
DOI Link: 10.1093/bjc/azv031
ISSN: 1365-1005
eISSN: 1464-3529
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (ISTD). All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in the British Journal of Criminology following peer review. The version of record Br J Criminol (2015) is available online at: doi: 10.1093/bjc/azv031
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