Prepare for exams and future essays with the questions below that align with key concepts discussed in the chapter. Try timing yourself as you write to practise in a mock exam environment. Create mindmaps of key themes, quotes and arguments you could include in an answer to use as a revision tool.
- To what extent are arrangements for dealing with children in trouble different from those for adults?
- What does it mean to say that the murder of James Bulger was a ‘trigger event’? In what ways did it impact on the treatment of children in trouble?
- Why do discussions of youth justice frequently start with welfare and justice?
- If welfare is in the best interests of the child, why did a welfarist approach fall out of favour during the 1980s?
- How might one best characterise contemporary youth justice? To what extent is it similar to youth justice in the 1980s?