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STATISTICS: Peak age for crimes= 1518 year olds. Youth is the biggest participant in crime statistics in term of age, more specifically male youths.
The Edinburgh study of youth transitions and crime: longitudinal study of 4,300 young people aged 1112 in 1998. Found that around 50% of the boys crimes…
*** KEY ISSUES= institutional racism, demographic factors,
negative stereotyping. ***
EXPLAINING DIFFERENCES IN OFFENDING: