How we are creating a generation without responsbility

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How do we teach young people responsibility for actions if we do not hold them accountable, asks criminologist Dr Terry Goldsworthy.

You don’t solve a youth crime crisis by raising the age of criminal responsibility.

Yet a draft of the 2021 Queensland state Labor platform contains a suggested motion that: “Labor will increase the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years old in line with international best practice”.

This is despite Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, stating during the last state election “There are absolutely no plans by this government to raise that age”.

Currently in Queensland the Criminal Code, Section 29, deals with
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53
JournalThe Courier Mail
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2021


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