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  HO45/10790/301145 ; this Home Office report was made during the First World War, in 1916. It notes the increase in "juvenile delinquency" -crimes committed by young people - during the war and suggests some reasons.
 
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What different ideas are put forward in these sources to explain the number of young people who commit crimes?

Do the writers give any evidence to support their ideas about the increase in juvenile crime?

Which do you think is the most reliable of these three documents for finding out about the real causes of juvenile crime?

 
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HO45/10790/301145 ; Home Office report

HO45/10790/301145 ; Home Office report