The decline in the number of young offenders recorded in criminal justice statistics over the last 15 years is almost certainly illusory and many young offenders become habitual criminals. Tackling youth crime is now an imperative, according to a review by David Farrington of the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge
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The full report - Understanding and preventing youth
crime by David Farrington - is published for the Joseph
Rowntree Foundation by York Publishing Services. See: http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/understanding-and-preventing-youth-crime