Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.23 Offences for which police almost always arrest and detain

Figure II.23 shows in percentages the reasons behind sampled officers’ decisions to almost always result in detaining the young person for a judicial interim release hearing.

  • Serious offences 60%
  • Repeat offenders 34%
  • Dept. policy 36%
  • Release conditions 19%
  • Other 5%
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