Children Behind Bars: Why the Abuse of Child Imprisonment Must End (Paperback)Carolyne Willow (author)
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Publisher: Policy Press
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 216 x 148 x 23 mm
"Carolyne Willow's evocative and troubling book on the imprisonment of children is a damning indictment of the ways in which vulnerable individuals are treated by the criminal justice system." British Journal of Criminology
"Robust and shocking, this book is very moving and must provide the platform for reform to better protect the young people who we lock up and keep out of sight." Peter Wanless, chief executive, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
"Carolyne Willow's book is timely evidence that the justice secretary's proposal to imprison 320 children, in what he euphemistically calls a secure college, compounds present abuse." Lord Ramsbotham, former chief inspector of prisons for England and Wales
"Child imprisonment is always abusive. No child should sleep in a cell nor call prison 'home'. 'Children behind bars' will inform you, sear your heart and stir your conscience to action." Yvonne Bailey, mother of Joseph Scholes
"Carolyne Willow's carefully researched analysis of child abuse in prison, illustrated by haunting case studies, shames our society. Prisons are not safe places, and children should not be sent there." Sir William Utting, former chief inspector of social services for England
"This book represents a work of great empathy...should strongly influence policymakers, politicians and those involved in youth justice to rethink and change the practice of sending children to prison." Child Abuse Review
"This is the book we've all been waiting for, assembled by an author who has passion, knowledge and wisdom." Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and director of Kids Company
"This book highlights the need for reform of juvenile offenders in Britain, but can appeal to an international audience as child imprisonment is not only a British fallacy." Child Adolescent Social Work Journal
"All of the evidence points to the corrosive, ineffective and damaging effects of child imprisonment. Willow's book further strengthens the compelling case for abolition." Professor Barry Goldson, The University of Liverpool
"The British obsession with prison has cost the lives of too many children. Carolyne Willow's book exposes the raw and terrible truth about state-sanctioned abuse of children in custody. Read her book and then take action to end to the use of prison for our children." Frances Crook, chief executive, Howard League for Penal Reform
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