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  HO 44/12 f59, letter, 1822
 
  HO 44/12 f59, letter. Reformers were pointing out the problems of juvenile crime and suggesting solutions quite early in the 19th century. This source is from 1822. The writer went on to recommend putting all child-criminals on prison-ships, moored off the coast and staffed by ex-naval officers.
 
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  In Sources 1, 2 and 3, look for the attitudes of the writers towards young criminals.
Contrast this with the sentence given in Source 4.
 
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