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Journal Articles

Hampson, K, Case, S, Little, R (2022) The Pains and Gains of COVID-19 – Challenges to Child First Justice in the Pandemic, Youth Justice, pp.147322542210752-147322542210752, ISSN: 1473-2254. DOI: 10.1177/14732254221075209.

Sutton, C, Monaghan, M, Case, S, Greenhalgh, J, Wright, J (2022) Contextualising youth justice interventions: Making the case for realist synthesis, Sustainability, 14(2), 854, DOI: 10.3390/su14020854.

ahmed Shafi, A, Little, R, Case, S (2021) Children's education in secure custodial settings: Towards a global understanding of effective policy and practice, International Journal of Educational Development, 82, ISSN: 0738-0593. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2021.102379.

Case, S, Lorenzo-Dus, N, Morton, R (2021) YOT Talk: Examining the communicative influences on children’s engagement with youth justice assessment processes, European Journal of Criminology, pp.147737082199685-147737082199685, ISSN: 1477-3708. DOI: 10.1177/1477370821996850.

Case, S (2021) Challenging the reductionism of “evidence-based” youth justice, Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(4), pp.1-18, DOI: 10.3390/su13041735.

Case, S, Creaney, S, Coleman, N, Haines, K, Little, R, Worrall, V (2020) Trusting children to enhance youth justice policy: The importance and value of children’s voices, Youth Voice Journal, 2020(Special issue), pp.25-40, ISSN: 2049-2073.

Case, S and Smith, R (2020) The life course of delinquency: reflections on the meaning of trajectories, transitions and turning points in youth justice, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, pp.1-14, ISSN: 0192-4036. DOI: 10.1080/01924036.2020.1821728.

Case, S and Hazel, N (2020) Child first, offender second – A progressive model for education in custody, International Journal of Educational Development, 77, 102244, ISSN: 0738-0593. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2020.102244.

Haines, K, Case, S, Smith, R, Laidler, KJ, Hughes, N, Webster, C, Goddard, T, Deakin, J, Johns, D, Richards, K, Gray, P (2020) Children and crime: In the moment, Youth Justice: an international journal, 21(3), pp.275-298, ISSN: 1473-2254. DOI: 10.1177/1473225420923762.

CASE, S, DREW, J, HAMPSON, K, JONES, G, KENNEDY, D (2020) Professional Perspectives of Youth Justice Policy Implementation: Contextual and Coalface Challenges, The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, hojo.12366, ISSN: 2059-1098. DOI: 10.1111/hojo.12366.

Case, S and Bateman, T (2020) The punitive transition in youth justice: Reconstructing the child as offender, Children & Society, 34(6), pp.475-491, ISSN: 0951-0605. DOI: 10.1111/chso.12379.

Case, S and Haines, K (2020) Abolishing youth justice systems: children first, offenders nowhere, Youth Justice, 21(1), pp.3-17, ISSN: 1473-2254. DOI: 10.1177/1473225419898754.

Case, S and Hampson, K (2019) Youth Justice Pathways to Change: Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities, YOUTH JUSTICE-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, UNSP 1473225418822166, ISSN: 1473-2254. DOI: 10.1177/1473225418822166.

Case, S and Haines, K (2018) The future of youth justice, Youth Justice, ISSN: 1473-2254. DOI: 10.1177/1473225418791416.

Case, S and Haines, K (2018) Transatlantic ‘Positive Youth Justice’: a distinctive new model for responding to offending by children?, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, ISSN: 1460-3780. DOI: 10.1057/s41300-018-0046-7.

Byrne, B and Case, S (2016) Towards a positive youth justice, Safer Communities, 15(2), pp.69-81, ISSN: 1757-8043. DOI: 10.1108/SC-11-2015-0036.

Case, S and Haines, K (2014) Children First, Offenders Second Positive Promotion: Reframing the Prevention Debate, Youth Justice, 15(3), pp.226-239, ISSN: 1473-2254. DOI: 10.1177/1473225414563154.

Case, S and Haines, K (2014) Children First, Offenders Second: The Centrality of Engagement in Positive Youth Justice, The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 54(2), pp.157-175, ISSN: 0265-5527. DOI: 10.1111/hojo.12099.

Case, S (2014) Strategic complexities and opportunities in Welsh youth justice: exploring YJB Cymru, Safer Communities, 13(3), pp.109-119, ISSN: 1757-8043. DOI: 10.1108/SC-05-2014-0007.

Haines, K and Case, S (2003) Promoting Positive Behaviour in Schools: The Youth Social Audit, Youth Justice, 3(2), pp.86-103, ISSN: 1473-2254. DOI: 10.1177/147322540300300203.


Case, S (2021) Youth Justice: A Critical Introduction,ISBN: 9780367417789. DOI: 10.4324/9780367816209.

Case, S (2018) Youth justice: A critical introduction,ISBN: 9781138233249. DOI: 10.4324/9781315309934.

Case, S, Johnson, P, Manlow, D, Smith, R, Williams, K (2017) Criminology, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198736752.

Aldridge, J, Brinkley, S, Case, S, Christopher, K (2016) Criminology and Criminal Justice for the Curious: Why Study Criminology and Criminal Justice?, Curious Academic Publishing.

Haines, K and Case, S (2015) Positive Youth Justice Children First, Offenders Second, Policy Press, ISBN: 9781447321712.


Case, S and Haines, K (2019) Assessing risks and needs in youth justice: Key challenges. In The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice, pp.245-255, ISBN: 9781138102057.

Case, S and Haines, K (2016) Taking the risk out of youth culture. In Beyond the risk paradigm in criminal justice, © Palgrave Macmillan,ISBN: 9781137441324.

Case, S and Haines, K (2015) Risk management and early intervention: A critical analysis. In Goldson, B and Muncie, J (ed) Youth crime and justice, Sage, pp.100-118, ISBN: 9781446210826.


Case, S and Browning, A (2021) Child First Justice: The research evidence-base - summary report, Prioritising the child’s best interests, it is a constructive and future-focused approach, promoting the development of a pro-social identity for sustainable desistance, working collaboratively with children and their carers to encourage participation, engagement and social inclusion. Child First Justice focuses on prevention, diversion and minimal intervention to reduce the stigmatising effects of system contact. Our summary report sets out the research evidence-base for the ‘Child First’ principle - the foundation of a progressive approach to how children should be understood, treated, and supported when they come to the attention of the Youth Justice System (YJS). The Child First principle has been guided by a longstanding body of research and scholarship by Professor Stephen Case, an expert in criminology at Loughborough, with key colleagues nationally and a close working relationship with the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, Youth Offending Teams and children in the YJS..

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