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Crime and young people

BCS (2008) indicated that the publid felt young people committed up to half of all crime. Reality: 12%

Age of criminal responsibility- the age from which you can be held responsible for your actions- from this age, you can be tried before a court and sentenced- sentence could be custodial.

In England & Wales= 10 yrs.

Children in Custody

YOIs, Secure Childrens Homes, Secure Training Centres= VULNERABILITY!!!

>71% of children in custody have been involved with/in the care of social services

>1in3 girls and


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