Popular culture and style relevance to crime and young people


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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