Youth Crimes and Offences: Effectiveness of Early Intervention Programmes in the UK and Wales
March 24, 2015
Table of Contents | |
1. Introduction | 2 |
2. Methodology | 2 |
3. Ethical Considerations | 3 |
4. Findings and Analysis | 3 |
4.1 UK Youth Crimes and Offences: Key Statistics | 3 |
4.2 Early intervention and prevention for youth crimes in UK | 6 |
4.2.1 Individual- and/or Family-based Interventions | 8 |
4.2.2. Multi-Systematic Therapy (MIST) | 8 |
4.2.3. Functional Family Therapy (FFT) | 11 |
4.3. Youth Offending | 13 | ...view middle of the document...
Conclusions and recommendations were provided.
Youth crimes in UK and Wales have become a mainstream as social, economic and public health issues for the past decades. Existing literature expressed the criticality of policies and strategies that national governments have to take consideration on, in order to reduce the number of cases relating to youth crimes. In light of this, the report will aim to understand the current status of youth crimes and offences in the UK and Wales, through an in-depth analysis regarding the existing early intervention strategies and policies among youth aging around 14 to 18 years old residing in England and Wales, over the last 5 years. Likewise, the investigation of youth crimes is guided through its research questions: (1) what are the current early intervention strategies for youth crimes, (2) are youth offending team strategies effective, and (3) how can education make an impact to the reduction of youth crimes and juvenile delinquency.
In order to achieve the goals of the study, the research study utilizes both qualitative and quantitative data collected through secondary research approach. Given the fact that this research primarily aims to provide an in-depth review of the different early intervention strategies and policies in UK and Wales intended for the reduction of youth crime rates and juvenile delinquency cases, secondary research is appropriate as the research design. Secondary data was collected through wide range of scholarly sources including government websites, books and peer-reviewed journals.
3. Ethical Consideration
Given that the research study is based on secondary research design, it could be considerable that there are almost no ethical dilemmas to be presented. This is because the data collected is already ‘public’ in some manner. However, it is appropriate that the current research study still follows research ethics, especially in terms of information sensitivity as well as plagiarism issue. The latter was addressed through following proper referencing standards and procedure.
4. Findings and Analysis
4.1. UK Youth Crimes and Offences: Key Statistics
Youth crimes are apparent global, with the mere fact that more and more minors were involved in a wide range of youth crimes, has become a major social and health issue that has to be taken seriously. Different forms of crimes and offences that minors often get involved in are diverse in terms of its severity against the law and the motivation leading to the offence. Some of the offences include drug use, burglary, theft, violence, property damage crimes, and many others.
Drug and alcohol use, stealing or theft, and violence are some examples of offences that were committed by juvenile delinquents. In particular, Noyori-Corbett and colleagues (2010) emphasized that alcohol, drugs and substance use, including smoking, are recognized as delinquent behaviours and actions that are...