SCYJ briefing: Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill 2017

Ahead of the Second Reading of Lord Dholakia’s Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill on Friday 8th September, SCYJ has published a briefing supporting the proposals. The Bill would raise the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales to 12 years old. It is currently 10. SCYJ’s briefing sets out the arguments for raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility and is available here.