Why we should not rush to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Australia

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Abstract

The “raise the age” campaign seeks to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Australia so that a person under the age of 14 years isn’t criminally responsible for any act or omission they commit.

Such a move has been mirrored by proposed legislative bills in various states.

But is raising the age of criminal responsibility justified, and what are the implications if we do?
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2022

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