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Study: Arrests spike among youth

Certain offenses attract more attention in less-tolerant society


By Donna Leinwand Leger
USA TODAY

Nearly one in three people will be arrested by the time they are 23, a study to be published today in Pediatrics found.

"Arrest is a pretty common experience," says Robert Brame, a criminologist at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and principal author of the study.

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