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Agenda: Time to raise the age of criminality to 12



Sutherland EE (2015) Agenda: Time to raise the age of criminality to 12. The Herald Scotland. 31.08.2015.

First paragraph: Playing football, hide and seek and skipping, all activities synonymous with being an eight year-old. Under Scots law, that same eight year old could also be held criminally responsible for his or her actions. Scotland has one of the lowest ages of criminal responsibility in the world, a fact criticised earlier this year by the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

Publication date31/08/2015
Publication date online31/08/2015
PublisherHerald and Times Group
Publisher URL…_responsibility/
Place of publicationGlasgow

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Professor Elaine Sutherland

Professor Elaine Sutherland

Emeritus Professor, Law