This research report addresses the perceptions of youth crime portrayed by the media and held by the public at large. It attempts to answer questions such as; has there been a change in levels of youth crime in recent years?; what is the current public perception of youth crime?; where perceptions of crime differ greatly from the reality, what are the underlying reasons for this? It seeks answers from the literature and self-report surveys, in particular, the British Crime Survey (BCS).
This guidance defines what is meant by a serious incident, the Youth Justice Board's system for reviewing serious incidents, how to notify the YJB of a serious incident, what needs to be done when a serious incident occurs, and how the YJB responds to a serious incident.
Information about the Children's Hearings system in Scotland, which takes most of the responsibility for dealing with children and young people under 16, and in some cases under 18, who commit offences or who are in need of care and protection.
Case study from Wiltshire describing the ways in which a particular young offender was supported and helped just prior to his release to prepare for and gain employment. Also offered are implementation tips for other practitioners working with young offenders to prepare them for re-entry into the community and make a positive future for themselves.
This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes two segments. The first looks at how appropriate a western notion of secularism is in dealing with the complexities of a multi-faith society. Laurie Taylor is joined by Rajeev Bhargava, Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi and Anshuman Mondal, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Leicester, to debate whether western secularism has outlived its purpose and if anything can be learnt from the Indian model of secularism.
This is a review of the joint inspection programme of youth offending teams in England and Wales. it charts the evolution of youth offending work throughout this period, taking care to look at both the criminal justice and children's services elements. It gives a broad overview of the progress made over the five year period and comments on the programme of inspections with which it will be replaced.
Case study from Waltham Forest, London outlining the rationale and work involved in widening the remit of a youth offending team to include targeted/universal provision in education for communities as well as dealing with young offenders with a view to creating a more integrated service focused more on education and prevention. Implementation tips for others considering similar changes are also offered.
Edition of "All in the mind" which discusses the Bradley Report on mental health problems in prisons. Guests Sean Duggan, Linda Bryant and Sharon Bowman examine different approaches to the problem such as making greater use of diversion schemes.
Document intended to provide guidance for practitioners on the principles and best practice for restorative justice services in the Children's Hearings system in Scotland with the aim of ensuring consistency and quality in these services.
This is a report on an inspection of the conditions in which male and female young offenders are held and the treatment they receive in smaller units within adult establishments in Scotland. The inspection took place in November 2008. The report covers young offenders in Friarton Hall (Perth Prison), Darroch Hall (Green Prison) and Bruce House (Cornton Vale Prison). A number of observations are noted and some recommendations are made for Bruce House.