Broke But Not Broken

This report demonstrates how the issues of poverty, trauma and policing interact for young adults aged 18-25. It argues that there is significant scope for extending our understanding of how different forms of inequality come together in young adults’ lives.
The report, combining a literature review with peer-led qualitative research, also shows how these inequalities relate to young adults’ offending and relationships with the police.

The research brings together important, lived experience accounts. These highlight powerfully the many forms of inequality that have an impact on young people. They also show how these inequalities interplay in complex ways in young people’s lives, their engagement in crime and interaction with the police.