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Young adult offenders need more support, say MPs

Someone who commits a crime between the ages of 18 and 25 should not be treated as an adult by the criminal justice system, a group of MPs have said.

The Justice Committee says that because their brains are still changing young adults can be more likely to commit a crime, and need to be treated differently from other offenders.

The BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme explored this issue and met a young adult offender called Mario. This is his story.

  • 26 Oct 2016
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