The minimum age of criminal responsibility

Year: 2016
Topic: Legislation
Author: Ben Farrugia

Our response to Scottish Government's consultation on the minimum age of criminal responsiblity.

In our response, we advocate for the age of criminal responsbility to be raised to 12 and that the use of police powers for children under 12 should only be necessary in extreme cases. We encourage the Scottish Government to carefully consider the safeguards that need to be introduced to ensure these powers are used only in response to high gravity incidents.