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Age (Crime)

While the Crime and Deviance topic in A Level sociology specifically investigates the impact of ethnicity, gender and social class on criminality and victimhood, a potential evaluative point is that age might be a more significant factor than any of these. Sociologists are concerned with identifying how age can influence the likelihood of whether an individual will commit a crime. In a Ministry of Justice report on the crime statistics for 2010, the peak age for offending was 17. Furthermore, following their initial conviction many young offenders will reoffend; Youth Justice Statistics identified the 2014 reoffending rate among the youthful to be 38%.

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