Jon Venables: What Went Wrong?


Child offender rehabilitation under the spotlight

In 1993, ten-year-old Jon Venables murdered Liverpool toddler James Bulger. Released in 2001, in 2010 he was returned to prison on a child pornography conviction.

In this film the detective who brought Venables to justice examines the system for rehabilitating children who commit serious crimes and asks if it’s time that system was overhauled.