Private Investigator Bristol Comment on the Importance of Crime Prevention in Children in Light of BBC News Article: Warning Over 'Needless Criminalisation' of Children

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Private Investigator Bristol comment on the importance crime prevention in children in light of recent BBC News report dated 14th March 2013: Warning over ‘needless criminalisation’ of children in care

Crime prevention is the key to stopping children from committing minor offences and ending up in custody and on the slippery slope to reoffending.

According to the BBC News article the Commons’ Justice Committee said vulnerable children were being drawn into the criminal justice system in a way those from family homes were not. The committee would like early intervention as opposed to custody in an attempt to cut reoffending.

The report goes on to say that the cross party committee warns that children in care are being abandoned by children’s and social services and are therefore at a greater risk of being drawn into criminal behaviour.
Committee chairman, Lib Dem MP Sir Alan Beith said, "Poor behaviour which would be dealt with within the family should not be an express route into the criminal justice system for children who do not have the benefit of a normal family life. We heard one example of the police being called to a children’s home to investigate a broken cup.”

Private Investigator Bristol agree with the Commons’ Justice Committee that offering more help to children in care, especially before they have been put in custody, is the way forward. Giving children somewhere to go such as youth clubs or offering free swimming lesson at a council pool or special reduced prices and tuition at ten pin bowling clubs or sports clubs can keep them off the streets and give them something to focus on. Rather than putting them into custody for a minor offence, get them to do something constructive within the community that they can learn from.

Spokesperson from Private Investigator Bristol, Olivia Wilkinson said:

“In my professional opinion I believe crime prevention is the key to stopping children from committing minor offences and ending up in custody and on the slippery slope to reoffending. Keeping children that are in care occupied with activities, better education and training will give opportunities and goals that will offer hope for the future.”

Private Investigator Bristol along with their sister company Private Investigator in Birmingham 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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