Tackling Youth Anti-Social Behaviour in Devolving Wales: A Study of the Tiered Approach in Swansea

(2011) 11(2) Youth Justice 150-167

21 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2013

Date Written: February 1, 2011

Abstract

Taking youth anti-social behaviour as its focus, and drawing upon a recently completed study of the operation of the tiered approach to youth anti-social behaviour in Swansea, this article examines the important effects on youth justice of both devolution and the mediation of policy by practitioners. The discussion of the policy agendas of the Westminster and Welsh Assembly Governments and the accounts of stakeholders in Swansea is structured around the following themes: de-escalation and diversion; consistency and avoiding net-widening; inclusionary welfarism and multi-agency partnership; and voluntarism, engagement and compliance.

Keywords: Anti-social behaviour, youth justice, regulation

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

MacDonald, Stuart K., Tackling Youth Anti-Social Behaviour in Devolving Wales: A Study of the Tiered Approach in Swansea (February 1, 2011). (2011) 11(2) Youth Justice 150-167. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2327510

Stuart K. MacDonald (Contact Author)

Swansea University College of Law ( email )

Richard Price Building
Singleton Park
Swansea, SA2 8PP
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/academic/law/macdonalds/

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