Developing a social impact measurement framework to enhance outcomes for young people in custody – what to measure?

Claire Paterson-Young, Richard Hazenberg, Meanu Bajwa-Patel, Simon Denny

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Abstract

Government and societal attention on young people’s involvement in offending has resulted in expansion of the youth justice system, with emphasis on developing effective and sustainable interventions to reduce recidivism and enhance outcomes for young people. Social impact measurement provides the tools for exploring the experiences and outcomes of youth justice interventions. By exploring the social impact of Secure Training Centres, this paper makes an original contribution to knowledge through exploring and identifying themes in developing a social impact measurement (SIM) framework for youth offending interventions, specifically in custody. By developing Farrington’s (2005) Integrated Cognitive-Antisocial Potential (ICAP) theory into a SIM framework, this research seeks to demonstrate the benefits of social impact measurement as a form of operational and performance management for organisations engaged in youth justice interventions provided that the outcomes for young people exist at the centre.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPapers from the British Criminology Conference
Volume17
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2017

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  • Impacts

    Evidence for Justice Committee Review of Children and Young People in Custody

    Claire Paterson-Young (Principal Investigator)

    Impact: Social impacts, Health and Well-Being impacts, Quality of life impacts, 03: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG), 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (UN SDG), 04: Quality Education (UN SDG)

    Informing New Violence Reduction Strategies for Professionals working with Young People in Custody

    Claire Paterson-Young (Principal Investigator)

    Impact: Public policy impacts, Quality of life impacts, Social impacts, 03: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG), 04: Quality Education (UN SDG), 10: Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG)

    Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Social Impact Measurement in Secure Training Centres

    Claire Paterson-Young (Speaker)

    18 Feb 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

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