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How to Reduce Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour by Going Round in Circles, 06/10/08 [E/NI/S/W]

This publication outlines a scheme to provide greater adult and community support to young people at risk of falling into a life of crime and becoming young offenders.

Research has shown that the most prolific criminals begin offending between the ages of 10 and 13, and that
a lack of adult support is a key risk factor for young people turning to crime.

Tha author proposes creating mentoring circles for these young people, based on a model already used in Canada and which has been piloted in England. The aim of the circles is to prevent young people offending in the first place, and to prevent reoffending by young people who have already committed a crime.

This publiation can be downloaded from the Institute for Public Policy Research website.

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How to Reduce Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour by Going Round in Circles