Fast Tracking Persistent Young Offenders:To What Effect?
Source: Liverpool Law Review, Volume 21, Numbers 2-3, 1999 , pp. 169-196(28)
Abstract:The last few years have seen much emphasis being placed on the speed of justice. In particular there has been an emphasis on speeding up youth justice, and this has resulted in quite a few Youth Courts establishing fast tracking schemes for persistent and spree offenders. One of the first of these started two years ago at Sheffield Youth Court. Its progress has been closely monitored by both the court staff and by research carried out at the University of Sheffield. The paper presents some of the results of this research, considering the purpose of fast tracking, what effect it has had on the court process, and the consequences for young offenders themselves.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: 1: Centre for Criminological and Legal Research, Faculty of Law, University of Sheffield. E-mail: email@example.com 2: Centre for Criminological and Legal Research, Faculty of Law, University of Sheffield.
Publication date: 1999-01-01