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In the care of the state? Child deaths in penal custody in England and Wales

Barry Goldson and Deborah Coles


In the Care of the State? provides the first detailed analysis of child deaths
in penal custody ever to be published. Thoroughly researched and
extensively referenced, the book:
-Explains the background,the principal objectives and the primary research methods that underpin it.
-Traces the key shifts in contemporary youth justice law and policy that
have produced substantial penal expansion and considers the consequences of such developments for child prisoners.
-Examines in detail child deaths in penal custody alongside a critical
analysis of the responses to such deaths by key state agencies.
-Analyses the post-death investigation and inquest processes activated
when a child dies in penal custody.


National - United Kingdom

Year Language

2005 English

Category Type

Publications Book


Justice, Penal, Prisons, Protection

Format ISBN

Pdf file 0 9468 5819 5

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