What does it mean to be an adolescence-limited offender?
It refers to someone who has committed a crime as a child or adolescent and whose risk of reoffending is considered low. The term was first coined in the late 1990s, but just over 20 years later, there are still many misconceptions about what this type of offender really is.
In this blog post, we will explore eleven facts that everyone should know about these offenders.
● They are not necessarily adolescents or children anymore; some maybe 30 years old and have young kids themselves
● Their low risk for reoffending is only true as long as they complete treatment programs during an adolescent stage in life (usually between 12 to 18)
● While a person’s mental health issues might play a role in being able to predict how likely someone will commit another crime again.