Juvenile Crime

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Christophrenic had a poor and disturbed upbringing. He lived in a South London flat that had plaster falling off the walls, broken furniture, no bathroom and his dad was a violent alcoholic who would often come home drunk and beat up his mum. His dad eventually grew out of this and stopped being violent.

Christophrenic started shop lifting at the age of 9. Aged 12 he started burgling houses and factories. Aged 13 he regularly appeared in juvenile court. Aged 14 he started stealing cars, and from sniffing glue and solvents he went on to regularly smoke cannabis and take LSD and also started burgling peoples houses whilst the occupants slept in bed. Aged 15 he first got put in a remand centre, then a detention centre and by this age he also started doing violent street robberies using knives, and aggravated burglaries where he would confront people in their homes whilst armed with weapons. He was also involved in cheque book fraud and started selling drugs.

Juvenile crime is a shocking and fascinating portrait of a young criminal.