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…