Working with Young People Who Offend: An Examination of the Literature Regarding Violence, Substance Misuse and Harmful Sexual Behaviour

N Vaswani, K Moodie, J Shaw, D Orr, G Connelly, S Allardyce, P Morton

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This paper presents a review of the recent literature relating to effective practice with young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour (HSB), violence or risky substance misuse. The intention is to build upon and update the 2007 literature review Research and practice in risk assessment and risk management of children and young people engaging in offending behaviour, funded by the Risk Management Authority (RMA) and carried out by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2015


  • young offenders
  • violence
  • substance misuse
  • harmful sexual behaviour
  • high risk behaviour
  • risk assessment
  • risk factors

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