young offenders

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on juvenile offending and looks at a new study which brings up to date the stories of fifty men first encountered as boys in an American reform school in the 1950s.

Laurie Taylor meets Professor John Laub to find out what the boys' subsequent biographies have to tell us about a widely accepted linkage between juvenile offending and long-term criminal careers. The segment is second in the audio clip after a segment on dirt and cleanliness.

These materials are intended to support teachers and pupils through their learning about the Children’s Hearings system.

Report looking at young people's advice needs in connection with social welfare rights questions such as housing and homelessness. It presents the available evidence and attempts to explain the implications of the evidence. It is intended as a comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in or concerned with this subject.

The Kilbrandon report was, and still remains, one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'. Though it is now over thirty years since it was first published, current debate about child care practices and polices in Scotland still resonates with principles and philosophies derived from the Kilbrandon Report itself.

Lord Laming published The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report on 12 March 2009. In his report Lord Laming recommended that “The Department for Children, Schools and Families must provide further guidance to Local Safeguarding Children Boards on how to operate as effectively as possible following the publication of the Loughborough University research on Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs)”.The publication of this summary outline builds on the progress already made in addressing Lord Laming’s recommendations.

Action programme aimed at children and young people up to the age of 16 who are offending and at those 17 year olds who are under a statutory supervision requirement. It recognises the need for a more integrated approach between the youth justice and adult criminal justice systems. This report sets out proposals to identify the first steps in achieving this.

Summary of a research programme which looked into the attitudes and aspirations of young people on the margins of mainstream society. The research aimed to help policy makers and services respond better to the needs of disadvantaged young people.

Report of a review of the use of physical restraint on young people in custody conducted in the wake of the deaths of two young men in secure training centres in which restraint played a part and making recommendations on restraint procedures and practice.

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.

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.