Age of criminal responsibility ‘should be raised from 10 to 14′ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 1st, 2009 in children, criminal responsibility, news by sally

“At present, child defendants are at increased risk of suffering miscarriages of justice because the courts service does not identify their vulnerabilities or ensure they understand their legal rights, the Prison Reform Trust claimed. Given that many child offenders are among ‘the most vulnerable children in society’, they should instead be dealt with through a welfare-based system rather than an adversarial court trial.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2009