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Youth Justice: Policy context

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Since winning a sizeable majority at last December’s general election, the Conservative government has continued to build on reforms to the youth justice system set in train by the previous administration.

Age of criminal responsibility

  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
The age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales remains one of the lowest in the world after it is raised in Scotland from eight to 12.

Reducing Youth Reoffending: Policy context

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The proportion of young people reoffending has risen in the past decade. Latest data from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) shows that 42.2 per cent of young people convicted of an offence in the year to March 2016 went on to reoffend within the next 12 months.