Justice for Young Offenders: Their Needs, Our Responses

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Canada has a 100-year history of using the criminal justice system to address social problems of youth in society. Has this approach worked? Not according to clinical psychologist Mary Vandergoot. In fact, this approach has ignored the reality that many youth who come into contact with the law may have developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, suffer from a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or be victims of violence or neglect. Our current approach to youth justice can actually harm such young persons and their ...

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Justice for Young Offenders: Their Needs, Our Responses
2016, UBC Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9781895830279

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