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Why ten-year-old children should not be held criminally responsible

By Harriet Pierpoint, Associate Professor of Criminology, University of South Wales
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In a recent 12-month period, police in England and Wales made just under 60,000 arrests of children. Of these cases, which involved crimes including theft and antisocial behaviour, nearly 27,000 ended up in court.

Some of these defendants were just ten years old – the minimum age at which a child can be prosecuted and punished…The Conversation


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