Unhealthy children more likely to commit crimes

11th June 1999 at 01:00
Unhealthy children are more likely to commit crimes, says a second report from NACRO. It found that a third of persistent offenders had a drugs problem; 40 per cent had drunk alcohol at the time of committing an offence; and one half of male and a third of female young offenders suffered from mental health disorders.

Children, health and crime, NACRO, 169 Clapham Road,London SW9 0PU, pound;5.00.

Diane Spencer

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now