Research in a Nutshell: Youth Offending Study

Susan McVie: Youth offending study

Susan McVie is Professor of Quantitative Criminology at Edinburgh Law School. She has three major research roles within the School. She is Director of the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) in Scotland, a collaborative network of social scientists which provides advanced training in quantitative techniques and promotes knowledge exchange events aimed at boosting capacity in quantitative methods across Scotland. Susan is Co-Director of the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime, a prospective longitudinal study of youth offending based at the University of Edinburgh since 1998. She has responsibility for strategic management of the research programme and plays a key role in advancing statistical analysis of the data and publishing the results of the research. And she is Leader of the CJ-Quest network for the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, another collaborative initiative involving Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities in partnership with the other Scottish HEIs. The CJ-Quest network has responsibility for conducting and facilitating high quality quantitative criminological research in Scotland, and developing statistical analysis and data modelling.

In this video Susan describes key findings from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime which warn against the dangers of labelling young people who get involved in offending.

Related links

ESYTC homepage

AQMeN homepage

Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research homepage

Related postgraduate study at Edinburgh Law School

MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice

LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice