Definition of young adult offender in English:

young adult offender

noun

Law
  • (in the UK) a criminal from 18 to 20 years of age.

    • ‘A new strategy to improve the way prisons handle young adult offenders was called for by the jails watchdog today.’
    • ‘In 2004, it was estimated that the costs of crime attributable to young adult offenders was £19.2 billion.’
    • ‘Across regions, young adult offenders are turning over at the greatest rate in federal institutions.’
    • ‘The young adult offenders are assigned to a young adult offenders facility.’
    • ‘The Prison Service has tried to mix young adult offenders in with older criminals in the system.’