Understanding Ambiguous Loss in Young People Involved in Offending

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This Information Sheet, written by CYCJ’s Research Fellow Nina Vaswani, outlines the range of different losses that young people in custody may experience throughout a difficult and troubled childhood, including loss of a future; loss of relationships; loss of status; and loss of stability, and highlights how this ambiguity can complicate the response to loss and affect young people’s rehabilitation and reintegration.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2015


  • loss
  • ambiguous loss
  • young people
  • young offenders
  • bereavement
  • custody
  • vulnerable young people


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