Predict My Future: The Science of Us

Troubled Teens - Why Some Go Bad And Others Come

Season 1, Episode 2 of 4

What happens when young people run off the rails? Youth offending is very common - almost everyone does dumb things and many of us break the law. However youth offenders consist of two core groups; life present offenders (people who are going to continue offending regardless), and people who, given the right conditions, will turn around and become mainstream citizens. This episode asks why most young adolescents engage in juvenile delinquency; and, subsequently, why most of this delinquent behavior desists, yet a few become violent, career criminals.

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