Is Crime a Young Man’s game?

Is Crime a Young Man’s game?

By Adnan Mouhiddin

The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales recognises young people to be between the ages of 10-17 years, young adults 18-20 years and adults 21 years and over. Answering the question becomes crucial when we consider that the crime data differs in accordance with these different categories. For instance, of the total people sentenced for indictable offences in the year ending March 2016, 6% were young people, 9% were young adults and 85% were adults. The Youth Justice System in England and Wales works to ‘prevent offending and reoffending by young people under the age of 18’ (YJB, 2017:5). Continue reading Is Crime a Young Man’s game?

Kirstie Brewer: After the crime: why employers should give ex-offenders a working chance

Kirstie Brewer: After the crime: why employers should give ex-offenders a working chance

“Employers have a negative picture of what they think of as an ex-offender,” says Dominic Headley, a legal officer at Nacro, a social justice charity that supports people with criminal convictions and offers a free helpline to employers seeking advice on how to deal with employees and criminal records. Continue reading Kirstie Brewer: After the crime: why employers should give ex-offenders a working chance