Claire Sands

Claire Sands is a freelance researcher specialising in youth justice. She is currently consultant researcher on the Howard League’s programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care.

Her recent publications include: ‘YJLC Guide to Child Criminal Exploitation: county lines gangs, child trafficking & modern slavery defences for children’ (Youth Justice Legal centre, 2018); ‘Best practice in policing: Ending the criminalisation of children in residential care’ (The Howard League for Penal Reform, 2017); ‘The fostering system in England: Evidence review’ (co-author) (Department for Education, 2017); and ‘Growing Up, Moving On. The international treatment of childhood criminal records’ (Standing Committee for Youth Justice, 2016). Claire is a tutor on the Child Studies MA at King’s College London.

Claire is a qualified solicitor and practised for a number of years at a central London law firm.

Claire’s work with CYCJ

Working with the police to tackle unnecessary criminalisation in England and Wales

Using data to address unnecessary criminalisation in residential care 

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University of Strathclyde
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