The youth justice system is separate, specialized, and unfamiliar leaving advocates in need of a clear and detailed companion resource at court. Blackstone's Youth Court Handbook is a much needed, authoritative, and practical guide for the busy youth court advocate. This new title provides indispensable and complete coverage of all aspects of the criminal law relating specifically to children and young people. In particular, it focuses on the different procedural and sentencing considerations in this complex area and provides detailed guidance on areas most likely to require an instant response from the advocate in court. It covers issues in the youth court as well as those arising for youths in the adult magistrates' court and crown court. Blackstone's Youth Court Handbook uses a similar format to Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook with an easy-to-use layout, facilitating quick reading and instant decision-making. Diagrams, flowcharts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. It also includes cross-references to Blackstone's Criminal Practice.