Theme 2a - Justice

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The youth justice system deals with youth crime

Youth crime is common in Britain and factors like peer pressure can affect crime committing

Criminals under 18, are dealt with by the youth court (a division of the magistrates court)

Youth courts are less formal than adult courts and have specially trained magistrates

If the crime is serious enough the matter can be taken to the crown court

Prison is a last resort for young offenders

If you plead guilty and its your first offense then you’ll probably get a referral


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