Learning from the Children’s Hearing System

What can youth proceedings in England and Wales learn from the Scottish Children’s Hearings System? In our latest guest blog, staff from the Centre for Justice Innovation, a UK justice research and development charity, reflect on a recent study visit facilitated by CYCJ. In England and Wales, as in much of the Western world, the […]

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The New York Way: Part One

CYCJ’s Practice Development Manager, Fiona Dyer, writes about her findings and experiences from a whirlwind visit to The Big Apple to meet with youth and criminal justice practitioners and share knowledge internationally. Going to New York City for work was a pretty amazing experience. I mean, it’s not every day that you get that opportunity! So […]

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A global concern: why sharing youth justice practice is a smart move

In our latest Raising Youth Justice blog post, CYCJ Associate Stuart Allardyce reflects on shared youth justice practice, from Scotland, to Chile and beyond, and how this knowledge exchange can bring us together to tackle shared challenges. With our TV screens filled every night with heart-rending images of individuals and families displaced by the war in Syria, […]

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Criminal responsibility and buying a hamster: getting the age right

CYCJ Director, Claire Lightowler, reflects on the launch of the consultation about the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Scotland. The Scottish Government has today launched a consultation about the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Will Scotland decide eight-year-olds are too young to be criminally responsible for their actions and that this should be increased […]

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Bringing Up Baby – how do innocent babies become young offenders?

CYCJ’s Research Fellow Nina Vaswani reflects on new motherhood and questions how it is that some babies will one day become involved in youth offending. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that I’ve been very quiet over the past few months. I’ve been working away on an exciting new project – namely the ‘How to […]

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Spotlight on Roadshows – Core skills with challenging young people

Having written on the subject of the high risk roadshow last month, this month CYCJ’s Stewart Simpson shines the spotlight on the ‘Core skills with challenging young people topic’, in order to share some experience of the roadshows CYCJ delivers across Scotland. Well as promised, here it goes! “Core skills” (and what they are) is […]

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Reflecting on ‘Conviction: violence, culture and a shared public service agenda’ by John Carnochan

CYCJ’s Director, Claire Lightowler, reflects on ‘Conviction: violence, culture and a shared public service agenda’ in the latest Raising Youth Justice blog post, and shares her thoughts on what this book by John Carnochan can teach us about supporting change across youth justice. It’s rare for me to read a book straight through in one sitting, but as soon […]

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The dangers of ignoring practitioner voices in youth justice

Our latest guest blog, written by Dr Stephen Case and Professor Kevin Haines, of Swansea University’s Criminology department, argues that the voices of practitioners are not being heard in the youth justice process – and discusses the implications this could have for the sector and the young people that it serves. Youth Justice practitioners employed […]

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Lessons from Europe: from Spain’s ‘model prison’ to Will Cornick

David Orr discusses the sentencing of Will Cornick for the murder of Ann Maguire against the context of Spain’s progressive approach to youth justice. Controversial – or common sense? Read on to decide: Over the course of the last fortnight I have been affected strongly by two very different stories relating to juvenile justice in Europe. One […]

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