Can the criminals of tomorrow be identified among the children of today? Is it possible to identify risk factors in children and their families that, left unaddressed, might result in a life of crime? Is it risky people who commit crime or risky societies that cause individual problems?
From criminal justice to social justice: rethinking approaches to young adults subject to criminal justice control is the last in a series of three that form part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' contribution to the Transition to Adulthood Alliance, offers some proposals for what might be involved in a wholesale shift in governmental approaches to young adults subject to criminal justice control. It makes the case for interventions with young adults that place social justice, not criminal justice, at their heart.
This second of two briefings looks at how household location affects young adult life chances and how this has developed over time. This is the second in a two part series produced as part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies contribution to the work of the Transition to Adulthood Alliance.
This is the first of two papers produced as part of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies contribution to the work of the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance. This briefing looks at factors affecting young adults in three areas of England covered by the T2A pilots
There is little or no benefit in the resort to incarceration and other forms of strict control for young people who break the law, according to a briefing from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
In Comparing coercive and non-coercive interventions James McGuire, Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, argues that the expectation that the problem of offending by young people can be solved by coercion and control is essentially illusory.
In the briefing, Professor McGuire: