The idea of youthful offenders mowing lawns, removing graffiti and looking after community facilities, will give them a chance to case property and premises with an eye to future offences. Their presence in cleaning and maintaining may well upset people who have been trespassed against during the commitment of crime. These recompense activities would need to be well supervised because trusting youth to carry out work independently would be a step too far.

Why is it that in cross cultural situations involving mixed parenting, the contribution to thinking of the indigenous parent is acknowledged while the contribution to development of the non-indigenous parent is discounted and rarely mentioned? There seems to be a lack of balance and appreciation of both parents in one sided recognition.

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