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.

Paper that offers an ex-offender's viewpoint on the outlook of many young people today, or what is termed 'Social Deprivation Mindset'. The author also suggests that the criminal justice system should place most of their emphasis on changing the mindset of problematic individuals, rather than placing most of their efforts on challenging their re-offending.

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.