Research and analysis

Court decisions when sentencing young people: youth justice report

Study from Youth Justice Board of the reasons why some young people are sentenced to custody and others to community sentences.



This report covers:

  • research methodology
  • approaches to sentencing
  • attitudes to custody
  • factors that encourage and discourage the use of custody
  • sentencing decisions in borderline cases
  • alternatives to custody
  • other influences on custody
  • conclusions
Published 2 January 2009