Research and analysis

Girls and offending: youth justice report

Report analysing research into the current female youth justice population and reviewing effective or emerging practice aimed at girls.

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Applies to England and Wales



This report covers:

  • methodology
  • ethics and confidentiality
  • reasons why girls offend
  • summary of whether offences by girls and women are increasing
  • youth justice programmes and provision just for girls
  • conclusions
Published 2 January 2009