Age: Offending, Victimisation and policy

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  • Policies relating to young people:
  • 1. Youth inclusive Programme
  • 2. Reforming Youth Justice (1992)
  • 3. Every Child Matters and Youth Justice: The next steps (2003)
  • 4. Juvenile justice and delinquency prevention act (US 1993)
  • 5. Human rights act (1998)
  • 6. Anti-Social Behaviour act (2003)
  • 7. UN committee on the rights of the child.
  • 8. Criminal justice and public order act (1994)
  • There are many different laws, act and programmes that have been introduced in recent history in the UK to try and help and control the youth.
  • Crime and Disorder act (1998):
  • Biggest overhaul in juvenile justice in more than 50 years
  • The result of an earlier 'white paper' ( Studies that the government conducts, when there is a problem in society) called the Misspent Youth which won  New Labour the 1997 election.
  • It saw the lowering of the age of criminal responsibility to 10 years.
  • Laws passed:
  • Anti-social behaviour law
  • Reprimand and final warning systems
  • Abolition of 'dolincapax' 
  • Parenting orders
  • Youth Crime Stats:
  • 70% of youth crime…


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