Society & Culture0 min ago
Age of criminal responsibility?
This was on the news over the weekend so I'm amazed no one has asked the question on here so here goes.
Is 10 fair enough or should it be rasied or lowered. The childrens commissionaer, Maggie Atkinson thinks it should be 12, and that the Bulger killers should not have been prosecuted.
I think it's fine as it is, what do you think ABers?
Should We Change The Age Of Criminal Responsibility?
This poll is closed.
Should the Age of Criminal Responsibility be changed?
- The age of Criminal Responsibility is fine as it is - 10 votes
- The age of Criminal Responsibility should be raised - 9 votes
- The age of Criminal Responsibility should be lowered - 7 votes
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The age of Voting.
The age of consent regarding Gays. (this apparently has been lowed, but Peter Tatchell is now calling for it to be even lower, to14)
The age of consent regarding heterosexuals.
In view of this and with the young being more experienced and advanced than at any time in the past, I say reduce the age of criminal responsibility.
They know exactly what they are doing.
What age would you want it reduced to?
I know that you don't often read your own questions, but thought that you may make an effort to read other people's questions before attempting to answer them
Pitchforks at dawn doesn't come close.
I think at the time Michael Howard was Home Secretary at the time and had been going around with a tough line
"Prison Works" was his soundbite.
Basically he caved in to the public outcry and had these 10 year olds effectively tried as adults for political reasons.