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The neglected needs of care leavers in the criminal justice system: practitioners’ perspectives and the persistence of problem (corporate) parenting

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/04/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Criminology and Criminal Justice
Issue number2
Volume17
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)175-191
Publication statusPublished
Early online date14/07/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The link between experiences of care and criminal justice systems is well-documented, yet curiously neglected in policy and practice. Whilst the over-representation of care leavers in the justice system is often taken as given, there has been negligible change in policy and practice that appropriately responds to the needs of these individuals. Drawing on interviews with practitioners, this paper highlights a series of organisational and institutional barriers to implementing a unique intervention. More broadly, such barriers contribute to the persistence of care(less) practice, facilitating the neglect of care leavers’ needs to a system dominated by risk. It is argued that the continued inertia within this area can only be construed as practice negligence and an affront to justice.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17 (2), 2017, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Criminology and Criminal Justice page: http://crj.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/