Friday, September 22, 2006

Children and Criminality....

This appears to be a reasonable proposal. How can a child of ten bear criminal responsibility when he or she has so few other rights that apply to adults? Some laws are there for children's protection, of course. It is true that a child of ten, for instance, would not be in a position to consent to sexual activity. So we cannot expect children to bear the same criminal responsibility as adults and be punished in the same way.

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