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young offender

noun

Definitions of young offender

  • a young person found guilty of a crime. The age of young offenders is often statutory eg in the UK a young offender is a criminal aged between 14 and 17 years, whereas in Canada the age is between 12 and 17.

    "Mr Clegg claims the proposals would harm efforts to rehabilitate young offenders."

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