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Bid to increase 'medieval' age of criminal responsibility above 12 in Scotland is rejected

Children's minister urges caution with extra 'primary legislation' needed first.

Bottom of the league: Scotland's current age of criminality is eight

Bottom of the league: Scotland's current age of criminality is eight

Date - 31st January 2019
By - Nick Hudson - Police Oracle
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Attempts to double the age of criminality in Scotland to 16 have been blocked by MSPs. Liberal Democrat Alex Cole-Hamilton proposed amendments to a planned new law to increase the age from eight to 12, arguing an additional increase would be...
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