SCOTLAND'S "czar" for young people is to call for criminals aged between 16 and 21 to be spared court and dealt with by a system closer to children's hearings.
SCOTLAND'S \"czar\" for young people is to call for criminals aged between 16 and 21 to be spared court and dealt with by a system closer to children's hearings.
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Stephen Naysmith Social affairs correspondent
In a speech tonight Tam Baillie will claim the creation of career criminals could be prevented if young offenders were addressed in a more holistic way, without damaging their chances of reforming.
Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People will tell the Apex Scotland lecture tonight at Edinburgh’s Signet Library that it would help fulfil Scotland’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that children should not be put in adult prisons.
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