Fight to raise age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 continues

What were you doing when you were 10 years old? Well, while some of us would have been playing dress-up or backyard cricket with some mates, other children were facing jail time. On Monday, the council of Attorney Generals met to discuss raising the age of criminal responsibility because children as young as ten can be held criminally responsible for their actions. It’s garnered a lot of attention in the media in the recent days with #raisetheage being used on social media. To discuss the latest events and why changing the age of criminal responsibility is crucial, The Daily was joined by Christopher Cuneen, a Professor of Criminology at the University of Technology Sydney with the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research.

For more details you can read an article Christopher Cuneen authored in The Conversation.

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