Evaluation of the Airdrie Sheriff Youth Court Pilot

DescriptionAn evaluation of the Airdrie Sheriff Youth Court Pilot.
ISBN0755960785
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2006
Website Publication DateNovember 24, 2006

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Lee Barnsdale, Rhoda MacRae, Gill McIvor, Alison Brown, Susan Eley, Margaret Malloch, Cathy Murray, Frank Popham, Laura Piacentini, Reece Walters
Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling
ISBN 0 7559 6078 5 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254
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CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Executive Summary

Section One: Introduction and Background
Introduction
Operation of the Youth Court
Evaluation of the Pilot

Section Two: Methods

Section Three: Identifying Cases for the Youth Court
Introduction
Identifying Potential Youth Court Cases
Cases Reported to the Procurator Fiscal
Young People Prosecuted in the Youth Court
Summary

Section Four: Sentencing in the Youth Court
Introduction
General Operation of the Youth Court
Progress of Cases Through the Court
First Appearance and Bail
Fast-Tracking of Cases Through the Youth Court
Youth Court Disposals
Services Available to the Youth Court
Youth Court Reviews
Inter-Agency Teamwork and Communication
The Youth Court Model
Summary

Section Five: Outcomes Of The Airdrie Youth Court
Introduction
Sentencing Before and After the Introduction of the Youth Court
Changes in Recorded Crime
Reconviction Analysis
Social Workers' Assessment of Progress
Young People's Views on the Youth Court
Perceived Effectiveness of the Youth Court
Summary

Section Six: Conclusions
Achieving Youth Court Objectives
Conclusions

Appendix

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.