Children and Crime: In the Moment

kevin Haines, Stephen Case, smith roger, karen Joe Laidler, nathan hughes, colin webster, tim goddard, Jo Deakin, diana johns, kelly richards, patricia gray

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Traditional approaches to understanding and responding to children and crime are fundamentally based on 'miniaturised' adult models. The assumption appears to be that children are adults in the making, essentially just smaller, developing versions of grown-ups. This view of children is increasingly being challenged. Children are not simply putative adults, they are different, distinct and developing. This paper sets out to explore the notion that children essentially think and behave 'in the moment'. The implications of this for our understanding of children and crime are also explored.
Original languageEnglish
JournalYouth Justice
Early online date12 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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