Ask the class:
- How do youth clubs and community schemes help reduce youth crime?
- In what ways can parents do more to help cut crime?
- Are there any schemes that have been or could be set up in the local area?
Recap on the main teaching points.
Can students reach a consensus for the tackling of youth crime.
The options for dealing with young offenders are chosen from a scale linked to the severity of the crimes committed, they include;
- 70% of all crimes that affect ordinary people are committed by a small number of young men - almost all of whom began offending in their teens.
- Prevention schemes - the teams organise activities and supervision to keep the children away from drugs and criminality.
- Community sentences - includes a meeting between victim and criminal or an order to carry out work to repair damage done. More than 5,000 reparation orders have been made since June 2000.
- Intensive supervision - full surveillance of the offender through electronic tagging and personal visits.
- Custody and training - in the year to March 2001 approximately 6,600 young offenders ended up on a Detention and Training Order (DTO) which aims to punish and rehabilitate in equal measure. A DTO can last between four and 24 months with half the time spent in custody and the remaining half in community rehabilitation.
- Anti-social behaviour orders: