Young adults today: substance misuse and young adults in the criminal justice system

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Abstract

Having a drug or alcohol problem seriously increases the chances of an offender committing further crimes. In 2010, 71% of poly-drug using offenders were reconvicted of an offence within a year of being discharged from custody1. The following document explores key facts and figures about substance misuse amongst young adult offenders, aged 18-24. It covers topics relating to alcohol misuse, drug misuse and smoking.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrighton
PublisherYoung People in Focus
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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PublisherYoung People in Focus
No.1

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