Child criminals raise difficult questions for society and the juvenile justice system. The murder of James Bulger in 1993 being a case example.
Category - Crime Research
We rely on our criminal system to convict the guilty and free the innocent. Failure and wrongful imprisonment can rock our faith in justice.
Many serial killers have reported abuse in their childhoods. This study explores the possible relationship between childhood abuse and serial murder.
Recognizing psychopathic traits and sociopathic children early could be the key to preventing anti-social and criminal activity in later life.
The media representation of mental illness and violence is often inaccurate, even more so when a person is murdered by a stranger.
Research and understanding into teenage brain development is impacting how adolescents are dealt with in criminal cases.
If the aims of prisons are to punish, deter and rehabilitate in order to reduce reoffending rates, they are not working particularly well.