These sources look at representations and explanations of youth crime, and the treatment of young offenders in past centuries.
When you look at the sources think about the following questions...
- What?kind of behaviour in young people was considered 'criminal'?
- What?kinds of punishments did young offenders receive?
- How was youth crime understood? How was the behaviour of young criminals explained?
- What was thought to cause youth crime? What was thought to prevent it?