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Title: Youth offenders within the criminal justice system in the Sultanate of Oman
Author: Alhaj, Amjad Hassan
ISNI:       0000 0004 5358 1806
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2014
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Background: This study examines how young male offenders are treated in the Sultanate of Oman. Oman has been changing its response to young offenders since 2008. Previous to that year, there were four articles only in the Omani penal law which deal with children and young people who committed crimes. Now there is a separate law under government agencies for dealing with youth offending in Oman who commit and who are vulnerable to crime. So far, little information exists to aid people in understanding the structure' of this system and , how it is exp~rienced by young people and professionals, including social workers: Aims: This thesis seeks to ~ describe and analyse the operation of the youth justice system in Oman in relation to distinct models of youth justice, ~ understand the experiences and perceived needs of young male offenders in the Omani criminal justice system, and ~ investigate the role of social work with and social workers toward young male offenders. Frameworks: This study is informed by three frameworks: (1) Winterdyk's (2002) model of youth justice, (2) Principles of Sharia law, and (3) Foucault's , theory of power relations. A review of the literature indicates that there are many models of youth justice being ~sed and built in developed countries, but there are few references to youth justice in de:reloping countries. Additionally, there is a lack of information about the experiences and needs of young male offenders within the youth justice system. Moreover, the roles and tasks of social workers need to be studied within the youth justice system.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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