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Young Offenders

A young offender is a young person who has been convicted or cautioned for a criminal offence. Criminal justice systems often deal with young offenders differently from adult offenders.

In England and Wales the age of criminal responsibility is set at 10. Young offenders aged 10 to 17 (i.e. up to their eighteenth birthday) are classed as a juvenile offenders. Between the ages of 18 and 21 (i.e. up to their twenty-first birthday) they are classed as young offenders.

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