Document Type

Article

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

5.1 PSYCHOLOGY, Social issues, Law, Criminology, Social sciences

Publication Details

Freeman, S. (2008). The Experience of Young People Remanded in Custody: A Case for Bail Support and Supervision Schemes, Irish Probation Journal, 5, 91-102.

Abstract

This article focuses on the potential role and benefits bail support and supervision(BSS) schemes may have for young people in the Irish context. This article is based on a wider Ph.D study examining the issue of coping on remand. The research used court observation and semi-structured interviews conducted with young prisoners aged 16 to 21 years in remand custody. The findings indicate that young people often end up in remand custody as a result of non-compliance with bail. The case is made arising from the research, that the operation of bail support and supervision (BSS) schemes may benefit these young people greatly.

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