Organised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

What do life stories of people involved in crime from childhood to middle-age tell us about offender management and delivering justice?

During this event, we will share some of the life journeys of people involved in serious crime from a young age. These journeys challenge certain popular perceptions about crime and punishment – both their causes and impacts. The event draws on findings from the latest phase of the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime (funded by the Nuffield Foundation). Join us to explore whether it is tougher on crime to love or to punish.


Prof Lesley McAra FRSE, Professor of Penology, University of Edinburgh

Prof Susan McVie FRSE, Professor of Quantitative Criminology, University of Edinburgh