Where have all the young offenders gone?

In this research briefing paper, AQMeN doctoral student Ben Matthews explores why the crime drop that has happened in Scotland since the early 1990s is not evenly distributed among offenders. There has been a substantial decline in the rate of convictions of people aged 25 or under, in particular young men, whereas, by contrast, rates of convictions for people over

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Criminal careers and the crime drop: influencing Scotland’s youth justice strategy

This AQMeN impact case study highlights the impact of recent research by doctoral student Ben Matthews. Ben’s research explores the fall in conviction rates for young people in Scotland, including the use of his findings in the development of the Scottish Government Youth Justice Strategy, published in 2015, and the revised Justice Strategy, due to be published in 2017. Read

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