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

Paterson-Young, C., Hazenberg, R., Bajwa-Patel, M. and Denny, S. (2017) Developing a social impact measurement framework to enhance outcomes for young people in custody – what to measure? Papers from the British Criminology Conference. 17 1759-0043.

Item Type: Article
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.
Creators: Paterson-Young, Claire, Hazenberg, Richard, Bajwa-Patel, Meanu and Denny, Simon
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Law
Date: 11 December 2017
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Papers from the British Criminology Conference
Volume: 17
Language: English
ISSN: 1759-0043
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/10790

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