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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:-