Age of criminal responsibility is too low, say brain scientists – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2011 in children, criminal responsibility, news, reports by sally

“The age of criminal responsibility in England, Wales and Northern Ireland could be ‘unreasonably low’ given the emerging understanding of how slowly the brains of children mature, according to a report by the Royal Society. Widespread differences between individuals also mean that the cut-off age at which children are deemed fit to stand trial, at 10 years old, might not be justifiable in all cases.”

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The Guardian, 13th December 2011