Young adults, growing out of crime and desistance: learning from Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime

Susan McVie is Professor of Quantitative Criminology at the School of Law in the University of Edinburgh. She has published work on a variety of topics, although mainly in the areas of youth crime and justice, criminal careers, and crime trends and patterns. She uses a range of methodological approaches, including longitudinal and quasi-experimental methods. She is co-Director of the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime and leads on the analytical strategy for the study. Other recent research includes studies on racism and marginalisation amongst young people and gangs and knife crime in Scotland, conducted with colleagues from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.

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