26th October 2015

Square SASO logoSCCJR PhD student Ben Matthews will deliver a public lecture next month titled ‘Where have all the young offenders gone?’ as part of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO) series.

The lecture, which is free and open to all, will take place on Tuesday November 3 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in the city’s Chambers Street. Ben will draw on the findings from his thesis investigating changing conviction patterns in Scotland between 1989 and 2012.

His lecture will illustrate the substantial change in the demographic mix of people convicted in the Scotish courts since the early 1990s, which includes large declines in conviction rates for young people, and in particular young men.

Read more about Ben’s PhD research here.

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