This project was to assess whether the pilot Youth Courts were more effective in bringing about reductions in recidivism, reconviction among Youth Court cases was compared with reconviction among three other groups of cases: those sentenced in the sheriff summary court and those sentenced in two comparator Sheriff Summary Courts over a similar period of time.  The work was requested by the Scottish Government and completed in 2009.

Young People and Youth Justice

Criminal Justice Process and Institutions

Violence, Drugs and Alcohol

Associated People

Prof Gill McIvor

University of Stirling