We are investigating how a series of measures designed to tackle antisocial behaviour are affecting young adults.
Roger Grimshaw, Research Director, asks if young adults should be able to access public care until they are 25 years-old.
Helen Mills casts a critical eye over the latest proposals from the Ministry of Justice to reorganise the young adult and women's prison estate.
Richard Garside summarises the Centre's recently published pamphlet on young adults: From criminal justice to social justice.
Community sentences need to be more responsive to the needs of young adult offenders, according to a report published today by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
The report, which examines the use of the new Community Order and Suspended Sentence Order for adults aged between 18 and 24 found that there is a heavy reliance on unpaid work programmes and much less use of education, training and employment programmes and substance misuse programmes despite the fact that young adults have distinct needs in these areas.
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.
My Story tells the stories of childhood trauma and violence experienced by young people convicted of serious acts of violence. Based on in-depth conversations with three young people in prison and presented in their own words, it offers a unique insight into the kind of severe, multiple and prolonged trauma experienced by many who while still children go on to perpetrate serious, violent acts.
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.