Publisher:Legal Action Group
Series:criminal justice
Legal Action Group
Youth Justice Law and Practice
Description: Youth Justice Handbook (Final)
‘[Youth Justice Law and Practice] will be an invaluable resource to assist lawyers, judges and all professionals working in the youth justice system access the legally accurate information they require to ensure children’s rights are protected … the authors are to be congratulated on rendering such a vast amount of material so accessible to a wide readership … I welcome this book which has, at its core, such a powerful message about ensuring access to justice for children.’ Professor David Ormerod QC (Hon), Law Commissioner for England and Wales
‘An essential part of the daily toolkit …There is no part of this book that isn’t worthy of praise … That LAG can continue to publish books of this quality and at this price is something that they can be immensely proud of.’ Andrew Keogh, CrimeLine
'This book has everything you could need while representing children on a daily basis. It is written by people who clearly care passionately about the children they represent. It is a must-have for those of us dealing with general crime.' Katy Hanson, MD at Welch & Co in New Law Journal
Youth Justice Law and Practice is a highly accessible and easy to navigate guide to enable the busy practitioner to quickly find the information they need. Covering the procedure of the youth court, magistrates’ court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal, it focuses on procedural differences including bail and remand, jury directions, sentencing, anonymity and reporting restrictions.
The authors bring their unique experience as specialist youth justice lawyers to explain how to communicate and engage effectively with children, the correct approach for dealing with children with learning difficulties, the importance of background and how to ensure children effectively participate in criminal proceedings and receive a fair trial.
Contents include:
duties owed to children at the police station
charging decisions and out of court disposals
bail and remand
age assessments
the sentencing framework relating to children
procedures and modifications to trial relating to children anonymity and reporting restrictions
welfare considerations and duties
communication skills
background and adolescent brain development
criminal records
Youth Justice Law and Practice is essential reading for lawyers and professionals working in the youth justice system, appearing in the youth court and representing children in the adult criminal courts.

About the author

Description: Kate Aubrey-Johnson - author
Kate Aubrey-Johnson is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers.
Description: Jennifer Twite
Jennifer Twite is a barrister and head of strategic litigation at Just for Kids Law.
Description: Shauneen Lambe
Shauneen Lambe is a barrister in the UK and an attorney in the USA. She is former joint chief executive officer of Just for Kids Law and co-founder of...
Articles for this book title
Description: LAG 50 Years

During LAG’s 50 years, prison law has emerged as a distinct area of practice. Simon Creighton and Hamish Arnott look back to its beginnings and...

Legal aid
Description: Photo of child (credit Amy Newton-McConnel iStock)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child protects the rights of all children and is 30 years old this November. All governments...

Family and children