McAra, L., and McVie, S., (2007), 'Criminal Justice Transitions', University of Edinburgh.
The purpose of this report is to explore transitions into the adult criminal justice system amongst the Edinburgh Study cohort. It includes:
- A description of patterns of criminal convictions and disposals for young people up to age 19 (on average);
- an examination of the characteristics and institutional histories of cohort members with a criminal record as compared with youngsters with no such record;
- an exploration of the profile of young people who make the transition from the children’s hearings system to the adult criminal justice system as compared with youngsters with a hearings record but who have not made this transition by age 19.