Crime and Justice Research

Final report of the Commission on Women Offenders, which was established to examine how female offenders are dealt with in the criminal justice system.

The Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) is a generic risk assessment tool to assess the risk of future offending in young people aged between 12 and 17. The tool is used in a number of areas in Scotland but had not previously been comprehensively tested for use with this population.

Overview of a project with the overarching aim to ensure all high risk young people and families, regardless of where they live, have access to best advice, practice assessment and interventions addressing their mental health, psychological and forensic risk and needs across Scotland.

Fact sheet covering the topic of custody and young people and what alternatives are available.

This fact sheet 12 was published by the Youth Justice National Development Team at the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre (CJSW). It concerns the early and effective intervention for children and young people who offend.

This fact sheet 9 was published by the Youth Justice National Development Team at the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre (CJSW). It provides information about New Technologies, Young People and Offending Behaviour.

This fact sheet 10 was published by the Youth Justice National Development Team at the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre (CJSW). It provides information about mental health and social justice.

This fact sheet 9 was published by the Youth Justice National Development Team at the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre (CJSW). It provides information about section 67 (2) of the Children’s Hearings Scotland Act 2011. The grounds of referral to the Children’s Reporter are found under s67(2) of the new act. There are some similarities with the 1995 Act & 5 new grounds. The wording “close connection” is used throughout and this should be interpreted as a member of the same household or someone with significant contact with the child.