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* Examining Strain in a School Context * Unraveling the Link Between Trauma and Delinquency: The Mediating Role of Negative Affect and Delinquent Peer Exposure * Adolescent Sexual Victimization: Choice of Confidant and the Failure of Authorities * The Influence of Psychosocial Maturity on Adolescent Offenders' Delinquent Behavior * Antecedents…
Youth courts, teen courts, student courts and peer courts (hereafter collectively referred to as “teen courts”) have rapidly spread across the nation in the past 10 years. From rather humble beginnings, current data indicates that 1,128 teen court programs are present in 49 states and the District of Columbia.1 They…
The assessment of trends in crime and criminal justice has been a permanent concern of the Council of Europe and other international organizations. Due to ongoing developments in Greater Europe and the ensuing enlargement of the membership of the Council of Europe, the necessity for such periodic assessment and comparison…
A report examined whether victims of crime were open to the greater use of community sentences, and if so, how their existing limited confidence in such sentences might be enhanced. Being a victim of crime did not generally lead people to become more punitive towards offenders. Overall the attitudes of…
The Scottish Government published a strategy for justice – defined broadly to encompass criminal, civil, and administrative justice as well as community safety. It said that its outcomes-focused and evidence-based approach had succeeded in delivering significant progress to date, but that there was much work still to be done.
An article examined the research literature on the prevalence of mental health disorders among offenders on probation.
Tuesday, 11 Sep, 2012

The Road from Crime

Starting where it all began for him on the streets of his hometown and in Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow, Allan sets off to understand how individuals like himself get caught up in cycles of crime and punishment, and how they break out of these patterns and move on to new…
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