Old heads upon young shoulders: ‘compassion to human infirmity’ following R v. JTB

Nigel Stone

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With doubts regarding the possible continuing status of doli incapax now resolved in favour of criminal liability of all children aged 10 to under-14, other safeguards arising from the psychological development, capacity and participation in the prosecution of this age group remain active considerations. Having considered the steps available in pursuing alternative interventions, promoting fairness and pursuing a range of defence avenues this Commentary concludes by briefly noting the scope for reforming the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-297
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Issue number3
Early online date27 Oct 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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