The dragonization of youth justice

Authored by: Kevin Haines

Youth Justice Handbook

Print publication date:  October  2009
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9781843927174
eBook ISBN: 9781315820064
Adobe ISBN: 9781317821755

10.4324/9781315820064.ch22

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Abstract

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a complex legislative and constitutional entity. Most non-British people have no idea of the complexities of governance within which we live out our lives. Indeed, many British people are unaware of the subtleties, and some of these subtleties are, in fact, contested. More so, some of this contested territory, both geographical and governmental, includes a growing range of significant issues. Such is the complexity of its structures of governance that it is quite difficult to make wholly accurate statements concerning the polity of the United Kingdom. For example, one could say that the UK is, at the same time, both one country and four countries – although this is not quite accurate.

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