crime

Positive activities reduce burglary and criminal damage

Case study from Richmond, London describing a programme of activities organised and run for young people to encourage them to use their time constructively and keep them away from criminal activity. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in organising similar programmes.

'Looking beyond the label' : public attitudes towards young people in care

Report summarising the results of a survey of 1003 adults across the UK on their attitudes to young people in care. The findings demonstrate the potential for community support in challenging myths which might hamper young care leavers in their efforts to move forward with their lives.

Statistics on women and the criminal justice system: a Ministry of Justice publication under section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991

These statistics have been gathered together from various official and non-government sources to paint a picture of the treatment and experiences of women within the Criminal Justice System.

This includes women in their roles as offenders, victims of crime, suspects and as employees/practitioners within criminal justice agencies. Under section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 it is the duty of the Secretary of State [for Justice] to publish this information in an effort to avoid discrimination of any kind and at any stage within the system.

Scottish Executive's youth crime review: report and statement on recommendations

This review explores the work of the hearings and criminal justice systems and sets out the Scottish Executive's assessment of and its recommendations to improve these youth systems.

Reaching the hardest to reach

Report exploring the lives and views of disadvantaged 14-25 year olds in the UK with a view to better understanding young people's needs and perceptions of the services provided to combat social exclusion so that gaps in the provision of services to young people at a local level can be identified.

Power to protect

Report examining the issue of crime in Scotland by looking at key indicators and the policies in place to deal with criminal behaviour, in particular focusing on policing, courts and sentencing to see what actions could be taken in those areas to achieve a long term fall in the crime rate.

National domestic violence delivery plan: annual progress report 2008-09

The Home Office presents an annual report about domestic violence, where statistics show that a big number of the victims have been victimised three or more times.

However a raising awareness about this type of violence within a range of practitioners and the increase of appropriate training and tools are becoming the keys to an early identification and intervention.

Piloting penalty notices for disorder on 10- to 15-year olds : results from a one year pilot

Report giving an overview of the use of penalty notices for disorder for 10- to 15-year-olds in six pilot police force areas in England and Wales between July 2005 and June 2006.

Adolescent development and the regulation of youth crime

Paper examining the changing trends in the U.S. youth justice system since the end of the nineteenth century and arguing that a new model should be constructed for the 21st century based on the concept of placing young offenders in an intermediate category, separate from children and adults.

Impact of alcohol consumption on young people : a review of reviews

Report presenting the findings of a study which carried out a systematic review of the published review literature on the harms and benefits of alcohol consumption for children and young people. The quality of the evidence found is assessed as is its relevance to the UK population. Gaps in the research are also identified.