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Law Criminal Procedure

Youth in Conflict with the Law, Third Edition

by (author) Paul Maxim & Paul C. Whitehead

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Offenders
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
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Employing a historical perspective, this well-regarded author team examines the relationship between police and youth offenders according to the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and addresses the challenges officers face when dealing with young persons, the way police are perceived by young persons, and the strategies police use to positively interact with youth offenders. Procedures for arresting, questioning, detaining, processing, and sentencing young persons are clearly explained.

Ideal for college police foundations students in Canada, Youth in Conflict with the Law walks readers through the various legislations established to protect young persons. This book encourages students to consider the problem of youth crime within social contexts, and, ultimately, to recognize the factors that lead youth to enter into conflict with the law.


  • contains excerpts from news publications and a complete reprint of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (2002)
  • draws on different legislations, including the Juvenile Delinquents Act, the Young Offenders Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Child and Family Services Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • outlines the connection between youth and adult criminality

About the authors

Paul Maxim is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Master in International Public Policy program in the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Wilfrid Laurier.

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Paul C. Whitehead is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Western University.

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