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Experts voice fears over young offenders treated as adults

Treating young offenders like adult criminals increases their chances of reoffending, it was reported today.
The fate of offenders over 18, when they were regarded as adults, was examined by experts assembled by the Barrow Cadbury Trust.

The study concluded this arbitrary age ignored the fact that many were still very immature.