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February 2008

Criminal Damage: why we should lock up fewer children

Produced at the start of Out of Trouble in 2008, Criminal Damage presents the key facts on child imprisonment in England and Wales and sets out 12 ways to reduce the number of children in custody, including: devolving the child custody budget to local authorities, reducing the use of custodial remand and preventing child imprisonment for non-violent offences. It also includes the results of a public opinion survey which asked over 1,000 adults for their views on the most effective way of dealing with young people who commit non-violent offences.