Other websites

Ministry of Justice research publications

Youth Justice Board research publications

Youth Justice Resource Hub (Research articles, reports and briefings)

The Butler Trust Knowledge Exchange

What Works Crime Reduction Toolkit

Reducing Reoffending Evidence Reviews

Campbell Collaboration Evidence Reviews

Youth Endowment Fund Evidence and Gap Map (and toolkit)

Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory (RATED)

Nuffield Foundation projects

Children and young people in conflict with the law: policy, practice and legislation in Scotland


Selected key publications


Effective practices in probation supervision: A systematic literature review (2020) (PDF, 5 MB)

An Evidence Review of Recidivism and Policy Responses (2020)

Transforming Rehabilitation: a summary of evidence on reducing reoffending (2014) (PDF, 428 kB)

The quality of probation supervision – A literature review: summary of key messages (2012) (PDF, 107 kB)

Changing Lives? Desistance Research and Offender Management (2010)

Council of Europe Probation Rules Commentary (2010)

Youth justice

Developing Effective Relationships Between Youth Justice Workers and Young People: A Synthesis of the Evidence (PDF, 2 MB) (2021)

What Works: Preventing children and young people from becoming involved in violence (2020)  (PDF, 1 MB)

Collaborative approaches to preventing offending and re-offending in children (CAPRICORN) (2019)

What Works in Managing Young People who Offend? A Summary of the International Evidence (2016)

Probation and youth justice

Desistance from Crime: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice (2021)

What Works to Reduce Reoffending: A Summary of the Evidence (2015)  (PDF, 1 MB)