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Batchelor, S. and McNeill, F. (2005) Offending. In: Secure in the knowledge. University of Strathclyde, pp. 216-221. ISBN 190074323X

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This paper provides a brief overview of what we know about young offenders in Scotland. After presenting some basic trends and patterns of offending, we discuss how criminal careers are established and developed, paying particular attention to characteristics associated with young people involved in persistent offending.