Raise age of criminality

  peter99co 11:18 13 Mar 2010
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The age of criminal responsibility should be raised from 10 to 12, says England's children's commissioner.

  sunnystaines 11:22 13 Mar 2010

keep to 10

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:31 13 Mar 2010

If, by the age of 10, a child cannot understand the difference between right and wrong, their gormless parent's should be banged up.

G

  Mr Mistoffelees 11:43 13 Mar 2010

If a child is old enough to commit a crime, then that child is old enough to be held responsible.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:05 13 Mar 2010

...that should have been 'parent/s' possessive apostrophes are so sneaky.

G

  bremner 12:46 13 Mar 2010

The response from the Ministry of Justice is based solely on one fact.

There must be a general election in the next three months and the merest sign of support for this idea would be a big vote loser.

  folsom 13:38 13 Mar 2010

As usual,GANDALF is spot on.....

  egapup 18:55 13 Mar 2010

Venables is never going to be normal, leave him in prison.

  morddwyd 19:09 13 Mar 2010

"If, by the age of 10, a child cannot understand the difference between right and wrong, their gormless parent's should be banged up."

Attaboy, GANDALF <|:-)> !!

Seriously though, if the child is not responsible then the parents should be.

Children are like puppies - very lovable but very wilful and destructive until, or unless, trained.

Now don't go all aghast on me; we are, after all, part of the animal kingdom, with mammalian responsibility for our young according to species.

  Joseph Kerr 19:22 13 Mar 2010

Once again, I'm heartened to see people really thinking things through.

  peter99co 20:26 13 Mar 2010

Which means?

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