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  BN29/1762, this is a draft of a speech made in 1958 by Mr Godman Irvine in the House of Commons, commenting on the rise in "juvenile deliquency" (youth crimes).

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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BN29/1762; draft of a speech