Scottish Youth Justice and the Legacy of Kilbrandon: A Provocation Paper

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A provocation paper commissioned by the British Academy for the Childhood Policy Programme. Explores the uniquely Scottish approach to youth justice by reflecting on the legacy of the Kilbrandon Report. Highlights inconsistencies towards the treatment of some children who come into contact with the Scottish youth justice system and considers the children's rights implications. Concludes by arguing that the identified contradictions could be resolved by raising the age of criminal responsibility to the cusp of adulthood.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2020

Publication series

NameReframing Childhood Past and Present
PublisherThe British Academy


  • youth justice
  • children's rights
  • Scotland
  • Kilbrandon report


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