Legal Update: The age of criminal responsibility

Kirsten Anderson
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The age of criminal responsibility of 10 years old in England and Wales has drawn criticism from MPs and the UN, says Kirsten Anderson, legal research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Putting young children through the criminal justice system has been shown to drive up the likelihood of repeat offending. Picture: Alex Deverill
Putting young children through the criminal justice system has been shown to drive up the likelihood of repeat offending. Picture: Alex Deverill

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