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The age of criminal responsibility



Considerable recent attention has been directed towards rules governing the minimum age of criminal responsibility, and the imposition of criminal responsibility above that age depending on a young offender's appreciation of the wrongness of their act. This paper examines the operation of these rules, along with criticisms and prospects for reform.

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Urbas G. 2000. The age of criminal responsibility. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 181. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi181