Crime and Justice Research

These resources were selected by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and are now maintained by IRISS.

The use of the Youth Level of Service / Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) in Scotland

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.

Trafficking of children: fact sheet 18

Fact sheet on child trafficking and guidelines for identification.

Managing high risk youth pilot project: fact sheet 16

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.

Alternatives to custody - fact sheet 13

Fact sheet covering the topic of custody and young people and what alternatives are available.

Early and effective intervention for children and young people who offend : information sharing to promote wellbeing : fact sheet 12

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.

New technologies, young people and offending behaviour : fact sheet 11

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.

Mental health and youth justice : fact sheet 10

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.

New grounds of referral: children’s hearings Scotland act 2011 Section 67(2): fact sheet 9

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 section 67 (2) of the Children’s Hearings Scotland Act 2011. The grounds of referral to the Children’s Reporter are found under s67(2) of the new act. There are some similarities with the 1995 Act & 5 new grounds. The wording “close connection” is used throughout and this should be interpreted as a member of the same household or someone with significant contact with the child.

The Edinburgh study of youth transitions and crime

The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime is a programme of research that aims to address a range of fundamental questions about the causes of criminal and risky behaviours in young people.

The core of the programme is a major longitudinal study of a single cohort of around 4,000 young people who started secondary school in Edinburgh in the autumn of 1998.