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Criminal Justice

The State of Youth Justice 2020

Youth Justice Statistics for 2018/19 show that the number of first time entrants to the youth justice system fell by 18% last year.

Criminal Justice

The State of Youth Justice

The number of children and young people in the youth justice system fell again in 2016/17 but knife crime was up and those detained were more likely to be restrained or separated.

Criminal Justice

Good news on young offenders

While there are plenty of things to complain about in our justice system, it seems churlish not to celebrate the continuing fall in youth crime and the reduction in the numbers of young people drawn into the system.

Criminal Justice

What works with young offenders?

These findings are well known to researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the youth justice field although, as always, there is value in having them re-iterated. My personal view is that any reform of youth justice needs to focus on two key issues…

Criminal Justice

Secure schools to replace youth custody?

In order that education is truly placed at the heart of youth custody, we must reconceive youth prisons as schools. The review’s ambition is for smaller custodial establishments which are created as secure schools…

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