03 Aug ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays
Did you know that…
until the mid-nineteenth century, children could be imprisoned at a very young age in many Western countries? Nowadays, there is a general understanding that juveniles shouldn’t be incarcerated with adults, and that the criminal justice system should take into account their immaturity.
Although youths are considered to be particularly prone to crime, they are also likely to desist from offending when they grow up. This trend is normally referred to as the ‘age-crime curve’. This notwithstanding, patterns of desistance vary based on a variety of factors, including gender, individual traits, social environs etc.
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