LO, T. Wing, WONG Dennis & MAXWELL Gabrielle, ed. (2005). Alternatives to Prosecution.Marshall Cavendish Academic.
Alternatives To Prosecution ~ Rehabilitative and Restorative Models
of Youth Justice
Edited by: T. Wing LO, Dennis WONG & Gabrielle MAXWELL. 2005
This edited volume provides in-depth research on alternative measures
to prosecution adopted in selected jurisdictions for handling unruly
children (those below the minimum age of criminal responsibility) and
young persons (those below the age of majority but above the minimum
age of criminal responsibility).
Specifically, the book provides an account of the objectives of the
measures, the circumstances in which the measures apply, the targeted
groups of persons, how the measures operate, and the effectiveness of
the measures adopted in preventing and diverting children and young persons
from going astray. By studying the legal procedures and arrangements
in different jurisdictions, one becomes aware of common themes and difficulties—as
well as the strengths and weaknesses—of measures adopted in each jurisdiction.
The jurisdictions described provide examples of a variety of different
measures that can be used within a juvenile justice system: police alternative
actions, community support or guidance programmes, victim-offender mediation,
community service, and family group conferencing. The book thus goes
beyond a comparative study of juvenile justice and restorative practices
that focuses only on English-speaking jurisdictions.
In short, the book brings together academics, practitioners and policy-makers
from around the world to discuss what are the most effective measures
for unruly children and juvenile offenders,, and to develop ideas about
the future development of juvenile justice systems in Asia-Pacific, Europe,
and North America.