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The age of criminal responsibility

ISSN: 
0817-8542
Published: 
11/2000

Abstract

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.

Cite article

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