Young offenders should be screened for brain injuries – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2012 in criminal justice, mental health, news, young offenders by sally

“A report published on Friday makes some surprising and rather alarming claims. Apparently, 60% of young people in custody say they have experienced a traumatic brain injury. To put this figure into perspective, the incidence of brain injury is typically higher in the population under 25 than in older people, but recent research cited in the report suggests it is higher still for under-25s who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2012