Story: Youth offenders

Glue sniffers in Manners Mall, 1987

Glue sniffers in Manners Mall, 1987

Negative life experiences and behaviours can contribute to why some youths offend. Truanting from school and engaging in risky activities such as sniffing glue – like this group of youths in Manners Mall, Wellington, in 1987 – are potential contributing factors.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Photograph by Phil Reid

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Gabrielle Maxwell, 'Youth offenders - Youth offenders: who, what and why', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Gabrielle Maxwell, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017