Corpus ID: 35342288

Age and Criminal Responsibility

  title={Age and Criminal Responsibility},
  author={G. Maher},
  • G. Maher
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Age is a relatively unexplored topic in the theoretical literature on criminal responsibility. The first part of this paper examines a project on the age of criminal responsibility conducted by the Scottish Law Commission, the official law reform body for the law in Scotland. A key finding of that project was that legal systems tend to use two distinct senses of age of criminal responsibility. One concerns the capacity of a child to commit a crime; the other relates to exemption of a child from… CONTINUE READING