Criminal Justice Transitions: Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime, Research Digest No. 14.

Published: November 2008

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.

Authors / Editors

Prof Lesley McAra

University of Edinburgh

Prof Susan McVie OBE FRSE

Research Themes

Evidence, Statistics and Trends

Young People and Youth Justice