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.