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In the heterogeneous population of adolescents with severe behavioural and psychiatric problems, it is essential to identify specific combinations of characteristics that differentiate subgroups of adolescents. The identification of these subgroups may help clinicians to tailor interventions to the specific needs of these adolescents which...

In juvenile risk assessment, most assessment tools focus primarily on risk factors while little attention is being devoted to protective factors. It has been suggested that the emphasis on both risk factors and protective factors is crucial for an accurate prediction of risk level. This...

This presentation will consider whether young people respond to deterrence following the commission of serious offences. There are two elements for the audience to consider - the neurodevelopmental approach incorporating our understanding of the adolescent brain's capacities and areas of challenge, and the criminological evidence...

This workshop will consider the impact of increasing the Minimum age of Criminal Responsibility in relation to mental health services, welfare services, education services, and the taxpayer. Whilst the speakers have expertise in the implications for the United Kingdom, we will be seeking views from...

Implementation is key for innovations to achieve real impact. Innovations that are not properly implemented, are not as effective as they could be. Problems with implementation of innovations are not caused by one factor but by a multitude of factors. Starting point for successful implementation...