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Research and Practice in Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Children and Young People Engaging in Offending Behaviour

Published: 2007

Burman, M.J., Armstrong, S., Batchelor, S., McNeill, F., and Nicholson, J. (2007), Research and Practice in Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Children and Young People Engaging in Offending Behaviour. RMA Scotland.

Summary

This study has been undertaken with the main aim of providing an evaluation of the literature on research and practice in relation to the risk assessment and risk management of children and young people engaging in offending behaviours, to be used to inform the RMA’s future work in these fields. The study incorporates two aspects: a review of national and international literature on the practices and processes of risk assessment and risk management of children and young people who engage in offending behaviour, with particular reference to violent offending and sexually harmful behaviour, and a review of current practice in the assessment and management of children and young people at risk of harm and re-offending in Scotland, carried out by means of telephone interviews with academic researchers and practitioners working in statutory and voluntary sectors across Scotland.