Youth Justice Research Map

The Youth Justice Research Map has been developed to inform the youth justice sector of the current evidence base. It provides an overview of relevant ongoing research in the UK including details of academic or commissioned studies on any aspect of youth crime and youth justice. It has been developed to:

  • Facilitate wider collaboration between practitioners and academics;
  • Enable academics and practitioners to identify mutual interest by topic areas and geographic location;
  • Enhance the impact of research on practice in youth justice;
  • Inform practitioners, academics and other stakeholders of the current youth justice evidence base;
  • Mitigate against duplication of work;
  • Allow the youth justice sector to build and learn from existing work and use it as an evidence base for their own research.


There are various ways to use the Youth Justice Research Map. Things that you might want to consider when looking through the entries might be:

  • Are you conducting research into youth crime/justice?
  • Are you looking for youth crime/justice research projects?
  • Do you want to share your own research?
  • Are you seeking help with your research?
  • Are you looking to encourage, facilitate and promote knowledge/research in your area of work?


To share your research, please use our online submission form. Please CLICK HERE to submit your document.

Your submission will be processed and published on the Research Map. The Map is updated on an ongoing basis so please send us details of your work at any time.

You can request that your project, name and/or email address are removed/changed from the Research Map at any time. Please email us at and specify the information to be removed/changed.

Completed projects are removed from the Research Map and researchers are invited to share final reports with the YJB - these will be showcased in the Research Community section of the Resource Hub.

Total: 19 results found.

YOT Talk: The Impact of Communication in Youth Justice Interviews 28.4mi.
Loughborough University
United Kingdom LE11 3TU
Examining the Impact of the Arts on Educational Engagement and Desistance from Offending 42.5mi.
University of Derbyshire
United Kingdom DE22 1GB
Examining the use of penal custody for girls in a changing youth justice landscape 55.6mi.
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom 
Youth justice supervision and supervisory relationships 55.8mi.
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom CB2 3AX
Theories of responsibilisation in relation to young/adolescent fathers in prison 72.8mi.
Birkbeck University
United Kingdom WC1E 7DB
RESTART - Researching Cognitive and Brain Functioning in Typically-Developing and At-Risk Teens 73mi.
12 Queen Square
United Kingdom WC1N 3BG
Rural life and the experience of Youth Justice 76.7mi. 5
King's College
United Kingdom SE5 8AF
Parenting young offenders: Desistance and Re-entry Transitions 80.9mi.
University of Surrey
United Kingdom GU2 7XH
Developing and embedding wide-ranging, effective practice within the Greater Manchester YJS: Linking theory to practice 88.8mi.
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom M15 6LL
Young offenders and reparation: language abilities, rates of recidivism and severity of crime. 90.1mi. 13
176 Oxford Road
United Kingdom M3 9PL
Realist evaluation of adapted sex offender treatment programmes 101.5mi.
University of Leeds
United Kingdom LS2 9JT
The Assessment of Impulsivity and Aggression and Their Contribution to Risk in Domestic Abuse 105mi.
Leeds Trinity University
United Kingdom LS18 5HD
What do young offenders say they need to stop offending and how do they talk about their experiences with the Youth Offending Team 107.9mi.
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom PO1 2UP
Embedding evidence-based skills in youth justice practice 130.1mi.
Swansea UniversitynSingleton Park
United Kingdom SA2 8PP