Is raising the criminal age justified?

Posted on: Thu 15 Sep 2022

In Australia, a person at the age of 14 and older is considered criminally responsible for any offense they commit. 

But now there are voices pushing for raising the age of criminal responsibility.

Is raising the age justified? 

Dr Terry Goldsworthy, Associate Professor in Criminal Justice and Criminology at Bond University, joins Breakfast host Tom Mann to discuss the implications of raising the age of criminal responsibility in Australia.

Produced by David Bucio-Lueza

Photo by Sasun Bughdaryan on Unsplash


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