Policing young adults
This report presents the findings of a scoping study on the policing of young adults with the aim of highlighting key issues and challenges and to identify an agenda for research, policy and practice. The study focuses on encounters between young adults and the police, particularly those involving stop and search and the night-time economy and concludes that better training and supervision of frontline officers could improve relations.
The study was commissioned by the Barrow Cadbury Trust as part of its Transition to Adulthood initiative, which promotes the notion that the criminal justice system should take better account of the specific needs of young adults aged 18-24.
Authors: John Graham with Jacqui Karn
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