Children involved in or affected by criminality (a multi-agency approach)

Research Institution / Organisation

University of Derby

In Collaboration With

Derbyshire Constabulary

Principal Researcher

Andrew Bott

Level of Research


Project Start Date

February 2017

Research Context

​Following a secondment placement with Council Children's Services, this researcher seeks to discover how the Police can utilise a multi-agency approach to preventing children from engaging in criminality, and also to prevent children from exposure to the risk of exploitation. Is it too late for diversion of children from a journey into criminality?

Research Methodology

  • ​Analysis of statistics relating to children affected by criminality
  • Referrals to children's services
  • Analysis of causational factors in children becoming criminally active.

Interim reports and publications

​Not available

Date due for completion

July 2019
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