Raise the age of criminal responsibility in Northern Ireland from 10 years old to 12, as recommended in the Review of the Youth Justice System in NI.

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Sorcha McMahon
5 years ago
I believe that 10 is too young to be arrested.

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Terry Donaghy
5 years ago
I believe the law needs changed.

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Annie Corso
5 years ago
10 is too young to charge a child with a crime. I feel there should be alternatives to deal with younger children.

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Roisin Mohan
5 years ago
The age of criminal responsibility is way too young. Children make mistakes They should be given the opportunity to make amends and learn from mistakes.

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Stuart Lavery
5 years ago
I don't think it is an appropriate way to handle issues with children and young people. There is more appropriate ways. Plus dangers of labelling young people as criminals and this following them.

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Caroline Murphy
5 years ago
I believe this is an archaic law more worthy of the turn of the 19th century and has no place in the 21st century. However, an intervention strategy also needs implemented and youth convictions expunged.

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Ewan Suttie
5 years ago
Stats from other countries has proved it works

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Carol Moore
5 years ago
Even if a child of 10 does commit a crime I don't believe they understand the consequences of their actions. Shouldn't society be tackling the reasons why young children engage in criminal activity and when they do, create a process of rehabilitation in a 'community' rather than a prison environment.

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Sean Brannigan
5 years ago
It's ludicrous to think that a 10 year old has the emotional intelligence to be considered responsible.

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Michele Bryans
5 years ago
I support the raise the age campaign to 12 to meet the needs of the young person.