Abstract

Traditional approaches to understanding and responding to children and crime are fundamentally based on ‘miniaturised’ adult models. The assumption appears to be that children are adults in the making, essentially just smaller, developing versions of grown-ups. This view of children is increasingly being challenged. Children are not simply putative adults, they are different, distinct and developing. This article sets out to explore the notion that children essentially think and behave ‘in the moment’. The implications of this for our understanding of children and crime are also explored.

DOI

10.1177/1473225420923762

Publication Date

2020-06-12

Publication Title

Youth Justice

Volume

21

Issue

3

First Page

275

Last Page

298

ISSN

1473-2254

Embargo Period

2020-07-25

Organisational Unit

School of Society and Culture

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