1. Do systems of youth justice across the United Kingdom function in the best interests of the child?
  2. What does research evidence suggest will be the longer term impacts of the pandemic lockdown on young people? Discuss the implications of your answer for the youth justice system as it currently operates in England and Wales.
  3. What are the principal factors that have driven policy transformation across the UK in responding to children and young people who come into conflict with the law? What impact do such factors have on the capacity of youth justice systems to meet international child rights standards?
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