• Claire Paterson-YoungEmail author
  • Richard Hazenberg
  • Meanu Bajwa-Patel


As well as relationships, education is also a key factor in promoting desistance and in this chapter we look at the role of education on recidivism. The chapter begins with the responsibilities that schools have in relation to young people and exclusion, which is especially relevant given the higher prevalence of exclusions amongst Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Looked After Children (LAC) and Free School Meal (FSM) students (and their over-representation in the youth justice system). The Taylor Review (2016) reported how many young people in custody have missed a great deal of their schooling and argued that education must be central if reoffending rates are to come down. Our research data shows that many young people feel disillusioned with education both prior to and during their incarceration in the STC. Therefore, we conclude the chapter by making recommendations designed to improve educational provision in STCs.


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  • Claire Paterson-Young
    • 1
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  • Richard Hazenberg
    • 1
  • Meanu Bajwa-Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NorthamptonNorthamptonUK

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