Kids of convicted offenders: Charity programmes help them break cycle of crime

A study found that children whose parents were convicted offenders are three times as likely to be convicted themselves of an offence.
A study found that children whose parents were convicted offenders are three times as likely to be convicted themselves of an offence.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - Risa (not her real name) started sniffing glue when she was 13 to find out "what was so great about drugs" that it consumed her mother's life.

Before long, she was abusing Ice and heroin with her mother, who was jailed thrice for drug offences.

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