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 26 have been mostly stable.

Read this briefing paper in full:

AQMeN research briefing 4 – Where have all the young offenders gone?

This briefing paper is linked to research on ‘Criminal careers and the crime drop’

Researcher:Ben Matthews
Date: November 2014