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"Understanding Offending Among Young People"

Source: (1999) Probation Journal. 47: 68-69To what extent can offending be seen as an integral part of adolescence? This interesting and important study examines the complex and diverse factors associated with young people’s offending, in th... READ MORE

Reparative and Restorative Approaches.

Source: (2004) In, Anthony Bottoms, Sue Rex, et al. eds., From Alternatives to Prison: Options for an Insecure Society.Devon, UK and Portland OR: Willan Publishing. Pp. 162-194.In the United Kingdom, there has been growing interest in the potentia... READ MORE

Getting Personal: Developments in Policy and Practice in Scotland

Source: (2004) IN, George Mair,ed., What Matters in Probation?. Cullompton, Devon,UK: Willan Publishing. Pp. 305-326.In this chapter Gill McIvor compares and contrasts “evidence basedâ€? social work with offenders in Scotland with policy a... READ MORE

Desistance From Crime: Is it Different for Women and Girls?

Source: (2004) In, Shadd Maruna and Russ Immarigeon, eds, After Crime and Punishment: Pathways to Offender Reintegration. Devon, UK and Portland Oregon: Willan Publishing. Pp. 181-200.The study involved in-depth interviews with 376 juveniles (138... READ MORE

Conferencing as a Response to Youth Crime

Source: (2000) The British Criminology Conference: Selected Proceedings. Volume 3.Interest is growing in the UK in approaches to dealing with offending. This paper considers issues presented by different models of family group conferencing in A... READ MORE