young offender (jʌŋ əˈfɛndə)
- (law, British) a criminal who, according to the law, is not yet an adult but no longer a child
Example Sentences Including 'young offender'
At least during his time in young offender institutions he will get the psychiatric care he needs.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Because a young offender was charged, the victim's identity was all but erased.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
Court heard Coggins had three previous convictions for sexual assault as a young offender.
Toronto Sun (2003)
In 1988 the sentence of detention centre training was abolished and the generic young offender institution was introduced.
The Prisons We Deserve
Two teenage girls have been sentenced to 18 months in a young offender institution for a failed armed robbery at a post office.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
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