|Short Title:||Youth Justice|
|Full Title:||Youth Justice|
|Field of Study:||Basic / broad general programmes*|
|Module Author:||Elizabeth Mathews|
|Module Description:||• To explore the concepts of youth and adolescence
• To identify theoretical perspectives on youth and adolescence
• To examine specific issues of relevance to those working with youths and adolescents.
• To examine the legal system as it relates to young people.|
|On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
||Outline the historical, legal and social evolution of youth and adolescence.
||Analyse and critique theories and concepts of youth and adolescence.
||Explain the relevance of education, family, relationships and sexuality, health and wellbeing, recreation and leisure, values and attitudes to youths and adolescents.
||Give an account of the welfare and justice models of youth justice.
||Explain the impact of international legislation on the Irish youth justice system.
||Give an account of the youth justice system in Ireland.
||Explain difficulties and barriers facing marginalised and excluded young people
|No Co-requisite modules listed|
Module Content & Assessment
|Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
Theories of Youth and AdolescenceDefinitions of youth and adolescence from historical, legal and social perspectives.
Theories and concepts of youth and adolescence.
Psychological and sociological perspectives on youth.
Focal and ecological theories.
Issues relating to youth and adolescenceIssues of relevance to youths and adolescents,
relationships and sexuality,
health and wellbeing,
recreation and leisure,
values an attitudes.
Young people and the justice systemInternational influence: UNCRC, European Convention on Human Rights, International Rules and Guidelines in Youth Justice.
Domestic legislation: Children Act 2001, Criminal Justice Act 2006.
Facilities for young offenders in Ireland.
Characteristics of young offenders. Theories of crime and deviance.
Marginalised Young PeopleDifficulties and barriers facing marginalised and excluded young people,
stereotyping of young people,
Young people as a homogenous group?,
Young people with disabilities,
Young asylum seekers,
Young people in care,
Young homeless people,
Young people in rural and urban environments
||% of total
||Sem 1 End
||In class test. Two sections, one comprising of short questions on legislation and one with 2 longer essay style questions to be answered on topics covered.
|No End of Module Formal Examination
IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
|Workload: Full Time
||Average Weekly Learner Workload
|Independent Learning Time
|Total Weekly Learner Workload
|Total Weekly Contact Hours
|This module has no Part Time workload.|
|Required Book Resources|
- Lalor, K. de Róiste, Á & Devlin, M 2007, Young People in Contemporary Ireland, Gill and Macmillan Dublin
|Recommended Book Resources|
- Daly F 2005, Lives in Foster Care: the educational and social support experiences of young people aged 13 to 14, Children’s Research Centre
- Kelleher, P., Kelleher, C. and Corbett, M. 2000, Left Out on Their Own Young People Leaving Care in Ireland, Oak Tree Press (in association with Focus Ireland). Dublin
- Hyde & Howlett 2005, Understanding Teenage Sexuality in Ireland, Crisis Pregnancy Agency Dublin
- Mayock, P et al 2009, Supporting LGBT Lives, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) & BeLonGTo Dublin
|This module does not have any article/paper resources|
- Awareness Initiative: National Crime Awareness InitiativeCopping On
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