Research articles, reports and briefings

The materials in this section are from a variety of partners and organisations that have published articles, reports or briefings that are relevant to youth justice and can support embedding evidence in practice. 

 

If you are aware of further relevant articles, reports or briefings please let us know.  

Summary:  A link to the 'Punishing Abuse' report which looks at the lives of 80 children that are involved in the criminal justice system.      Description: The Punishing Abuse report was commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. The report provides a number of recommendations and proposals that focus on…
Summary:  The Adverse Child Experience Support Hub Wales have produced two key papers looking at trauma informed terminology and identification of Welsh run projects/interventions/programmes and their terminology.      Description: The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Support Hub Wales have published a variety of reports that may be of interest including:   Trauma-informed: Identifying Key Language and Terminology through a Review…
Summary: Howard League for Penal Reform report concerned with local penal cultures and the impact on outcomes for children.      Description:  Howard League for Penal Reform has published making youth justice: local penal cultures and differential outcomes – lessons and prospects for policy and practice report. The report is underpinned by quantitative and qualitative research showing that youth justice…
Summary:  Acccess to an article that analyses the impact of inspection on practitioners, practice and providers in Probation.     Description: An analysis of inspection in probation and its impact on practitioners, practice and providers article analyses the impact of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation on practice, providers and practitioners. The article presents data from interviews with 77 participants from…
Summary:  Access to the thematic inspection of the experience of black and mixed heritage boys in the youth justice system published by HM Inspectorate of Probation.      Description: HM Inspectorate of Probation completed a thematic inspection report of the experiences of black and mixed heritage boys in the youth justice system. Made available by HM Inspectorate of Probation are…
Summary: Attached is a brief outline of the young review's aims for improvement.      Description: The Young Review aims to improve outcomes for black and/or Muslim young men in the criminal justice system and works closely with the Ministry of Justice, National Offender Management Service and the Youth Justice Board to achieve this objective. The young review published a…
Summary: Findings and lessons from an evaluation of the piloted Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality Toolkit.     Description:  In 2014 and 2015, as part of its work to tackle ethnic disproportionality within the justice system, the Youth Justice Board (YJB) developed and piloted a Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality Toolkit with 20 youth offending teams.  The toolkit allowed Youth Offending Teams…
Summary: The Lammy Review: Final Report, is an independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system.     Description: The Lammy Review: Final Report, is an independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system. The review…
Summary: Report by Prison Reform Trust and The Zahid Mubarek Trust looking at prisoner complaints of discrimination.     Description: Tackling Discrimination: Still not a Fair Response is a joint report about prisoner complaints of discrimination between the Prison Reform Trust and The Zahid Mubarek Trust (ZMT).
Summary: The University of Bedfordshire have published a literature review concerned with the relationship between care status and children going into Custody.      Description: University of Bedfordshire have published a literature review of the relationship between care status and child incarceration. The review aims to identify the particular pathways of looked after children into, through and leaving custody and to establish…
Summary: HM Inspectorate of Probation have published their academic insight briefing concerned with the quality of delivery of out-of-court disposals in youth justice.  Description: HM Inspectorate of Probation have published the quality of delivery of out-of-court disposals in youth justice. This Academic Insight paper focuses on the quality of delivery by youth justice servicess in relation to out-of-court disposals, including…
Summary: Link to Young Advisors Report, published in 2020 produced by Leaders Unlocked which identifies some of the experiences of children that have been through the criminal justice system.       Description: Leaders Unlocked, have published Young Advisors Report (2020), which was co-produced by Leaders Unlocked and children with first-hand experience of the criminal justice system. The report is based on…
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