Crime White Paper focuses on prevention
The paper, which is based on three consultation papers published in September and October, was welcomed by the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, as many of its proposals would significantly improve the chances of steering young offenders away from further crime. But NACRO has reservations about the parenting order which, it believes, could prove counter-productive. And it is opposed to plans to lock up 12 to 14-year-olds in local authority secure units. No More Excuses, The Stationery Office, Pounds 7.10.