Defending Young People: In the Criminal Justice System 3rd ed
Published: September 2006
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
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Defending Young People is a comprehensive and practical guide to representing young people in the criminal justice system. It covers practice and procedure at the police station and in the courts where young people appear, and the wider issues such as adolescent development, mental disorder and the care system.
Defending Young People also features comprehensive information about the role of local authorities under the Children Act 1989. It outlines the key aspects of the youth criminal justice system including the role of the Youth Justice Board and the practice and structure of Youth Offending Teams.
The third edition of this invaluable handbook has been significantly updated and expanded to include:-
- The effects of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and other significant legislation
- Law on reprimands, warnings and new statutory charging procedure with relevant CPS and police guidance
- Court procedure and recent cases on mode of trial and dangerousness
- Sentencing law including detention and training orders and new sentences for dangerous young offenders
- Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programmes for bail and sentences
- The law relating to anti-social behaviour orders
- Changes to police powers including those resulting from Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
- Substantially revised commentary and guidance on the response to the landmark judgment of the
- European Court of Human Rights in T v United Kingdom, V v United Kingdom
- A new chapter on the development of the adolescent client and effective participation in the trial process with useful guidance for the defence lawyer on communication with the young client
- A new chapter on mentally disordered young people
- The rights of young prisoners
- Public protection measures such as sex offender registration and Multi-agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)
- The appendices provide a wealth of practical resources for the busy practitioner including updated statutory extracts, glossaries of key terms and useful contacts and sources of information.