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On the ethics of constructing and responding to english youth gangs

Authored by: Jon Shute

The Routledge Handbook of Criminal Justice Ethics

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415708654
eBook ISBN: 9781315885933
Adobe ISBN: 9781134619450

10.4324/9781315885933.ch23

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Abstract

In this chapter I outline a critique of recent English youth gang policy, focusing on how the issue has been formulated and also on the ethical role of the criminologist as evaluator and policy commentator. The discussion highlights methodological and evidential gaps at the heart of policy and argues for the more active, engaged role of the criminologist. There should be a more direct connection between the methodology of studying the phenomena and practices aimed at addressing the issues.

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