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Author Fitzpatrick, Claire, 1976-

Title Young people in care and criminal behaviour / Claire Taylor
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005


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Description 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- What do we know about experiences of care - and after? -- The current policy climate -- Introducing the research study -- Exploring the residential care experience -- Developing secure attachments in the context of care -- Experiences of education -- Life after care : coping with independence -- Key findings and implications for policy and practice
Summary "Is there a proven link between criminal activity and children in public care? How might care be made a more positive experience for young people, and how could offending rates during and after care be reduced? Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour addresses the lack of systematic enquiry into these questions and debunks widely held assumptions surrounding looked-after children and crime." "Claire Taylor critically examines current policy and draws on both child-care and criminology theory to form a theoretical framework for research. Powerful evidence from 39 interviews with young people who have progressed through the care system illustrates the importance of developing secure attachments and the difficulty of adapting to life after leaving care."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Criminal behavior, Prediction of -- Great Britain.
Foster children -- Great Britain.
Juvenile delinquency -- Great Britain.
Youth -- Institutional care -- Great Britain.
LC no. 2005019375
ISBN 1843101696 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781843101697 (paperback: alk. paper)