Briefing that shows that schools which succeed in engaging children and improving behaviour for the long term respond to their pupils’ needs by offering an authoritative approach to discipline which addresses the underlying causes of bad behaviour, which often lie in problems at home.
This report provides an independent review of the evidence about the impact of inequality, paying particular attention to the evidence and arguments put forward in 'The Spirit Level' by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (2009). Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in October 2011.
Report that sets out findings from a process and impact evaluation of the Challenge and Support (C&S) programme, designed to provide support to young people identified as having committed anti-social behaviour (ASB).
The evaluation included interviews with local coordinators, analysis of management information, a questionnaire survey and case studies.
Results indicated that in many areas, introduction and implementation of the C&S programme has promoted inter-agency working, individualised needs assessment, and effective population segmentation.
Booklet, which is the fourth in a series, which offers 'tasters' of social science research projects, which have had an impact on public policy or social behaviour, and helped society to use some of the opportunities now available to address the challenges being faced. This one is based around why people turn to crime.
Review aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the key characteristics of ‘what works’ in terms of early interventions to prevent or reduce youth crime or anti-social behaviour.
By drawing on evidence from the international literature, primarily the US where the evidence base is especially strong, it provides a critical evaluation of youth crime interventions in England, where the scientific evidence is less robust.
This report summarises the findings of a project concerning children under the age of 18 who are in breach of their anti-social behaviour or criminal justice order. The aim of the project was to increase understanding of the way statutory orders are enforced and to make recommendations for change.
A website resource of briefings, research reports, journal articles and books on the subject of crime and justice.
This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at how we should deal with young people behaving badly. In July 2004, the Government announced its new five year plan to tackle crime. Since then there's been much talk of sweeping the streets clean of yobs and cracking down on young offenders. But what is the most effective way of dealing with bad behaviour by young people?
The Scottish Government has announced its intention to introduce a range of measures to tackle the problems associated with binge drinking and excessive and harmful consumption of alcohol in Scottish society. This is a policy document which involves intervention by the government in a market in a way which has a direct effect on prices for consumers, in the interests of a perceived public good, in this case public health, law and order, and a reduction in employment, health service and criminal justice costs. The document covers a number of aspects of this issue.
This paper examines the links between early conduct problems and subsequent offending. It makes the case for greatly increased investment in evidence-based programmes to reduce the prevalence and severity of conduct problems in childhood.