Residential Children’s Homes and the Youth Justice System

Identity, Power and Perceptions

  • Julie Shaw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Julie Shaw
      Pages 1-7
  3. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Julie Shaw
      Pages 28-48
  4. Research Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Julie Shaw
      Pages 110-129
    3. Julie Shaw
      Pages 130-149
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-192

About this book


This book explores the factors at the individual, institutional and systemic levels which contribute to children's home residents coming to the attention of the youth justice system, and the consequent implications for policy and practice. Perspectives are drawn from both young people and professionals in the care and youth justice systems.


Residential children's homes Youth justice system Offending Children in care Young people in care children empowerment identity youth

Authors and affiliations

  • Julie Shaw
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeScotland

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