Youth Sport vs. Youth Crime.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008 00:00 Carmichael Sport and Community Safety

There is no consensus among experts on how to reduce youth crime. Criminal involvement usually starts before the age of 15, with first-time offences declining markedly once young people reach 20 years of age. Young people who become involved in criminal activities before the age of 14 tend to be the most persistent offenders, with long criminal records (Joseph, 1996).

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Editor's comments - [  It is unrealistic to claim that organized youth sport alone can reduce the levels of youth crime in
society. The causes of youth crime are complex and multidimensional. Organized sport programs can, however, contribute to reducing youth crime by giving young people a positive identity, feelings of empowerment and by helping youth acquire leadership, teamwork and self-governance skills under adult supervision (Jamieson and Ross, 2007). So say the authors of this document. ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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