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Wild Arabs and savages: A history of juvenile justice in Ireland

Paul Sargent


This book is the first history of juvenile justice in Ireland. Utilising a ‘governmentality’ framework, it charts the emergence of juvenile justice from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. It unearths the underlying rationalities, technologies and forms of identity that are employed to govern the child and young person within the modern Irish juvenile justice system. In Ireland, the state was to a large extent absent from the practicalities of regulating children for most of the twentieth century, abdicating its responsibilities to religious and voluntary organisations. Als ... More

Keywords: juvenile justice, Ireland, history, government, governmentality, state, regulation, children, religious, voluntary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089169
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Sargent, author