Private Detectives in Manchester Comment on the Importance of Keeping Young Offenders from Being Locked Up in Response to Sky News Article: Call for Clean Sheets for Young Criminals

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Private Detectives in Manchester comment on the importance of keeping young offenders from being locked up in response to recent Sky News article dated 14th March 2013: Call for clean sheets for young criminals

young offenders, if caught early enough, can be turned away from crime when they are given the correct help and support. This could mean that the money spent on locking these children up could be used to educate them and stop them from reoffending

According to the report, a committee of MPs have suggested that young criminals who have committed minor offences should be given a clean sheet when they turn 18 and children in care should stop being criminalised for trivial offences. The committee has found that the Youth Justice Board spent nearly two-thirds of their budget locking up young offenders in 2011/12 despite the number of under-18s in custody dropping by 40%.

The report goes on to say that, in particular, children in care are more likely to find themselves in custody due to the lack of support from their families and local authorities. The committee wants the Government to consider erasing convictions and out of court disposals for very early and non-persistent offenders and only the most serious and prolific young offenders are locked up.

Justice Minister Jeremy Wright said: "We have begun a radical review of the youth secure estate to put more emphasis on education and training so for those young people for whom custody is the right place we support them in turning their backs on crime.

Private Detectives in Manchester agree with the committee in keeping young offenders out of jail, unless they have committed a violent offence or are reoffending. It is the best way to help them to avoid crime in the future. Working in the community with schools and youth clubs, children can be given the correct information about keeping away from crime and shown other ways in which to fill their time.
Private Detectives in Manchester spokesperson, Mary Rogers said:

“In my professional opinion young offenders, if caught early enough, can be turned away from crime when they are given the correct help and support. This could mean that the money spent on locking these children up could be used to educate them and stop them from reoffending.”

Private Detectives in Manchester along with their sister company Private Detectives Leeds are a team of professional, highly trained and discreet private investigators and detectives. Their understanding and approachable team of experienced male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.

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