Are final warnings effective in reducing re-offending by young people?

Hay, Alexandra J. (2009) Are final warnings effective in reducing re-offending by young people? MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This study examined the effectiveness of the final warning scheme in reducing reoffending by young people. The aims and objectives were to investigate whether there was a significant difference in level of re-offending between young people who had no contact with the Youth Offending Team, those who attended an assessment only and those who attended an assessment and received a programme of intervention. A cohort study design was used and the author found that age, gender, type of offence and geographical location of the young person's place of residence did not significantly effect the level of reoffending. However, those who received an assessment and programme of intervention were significantly less likely to reoffend than those who only had an assessment. It was concluded that the hypothesis was partially supported as the level of engagement affected the reoffending rate in some situations. Limitations of the study were noted and recommendations made for the improvement of record keeping of interventions and completion of the Asset assessment tool.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15

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