We were contacted by a student at the University of York who is conducting some research into which social influences have led to our current juvenile justice policy with a focus on examining the age of criminal responsibility.
The age is currently 10 years old – but this is subject which is very controversial. There’s a Bill in Parliament to raise the age but that currently seems to be going no where fast.
The research seeks to examine the attitudes of the public to the age of criminal responsibility and whether it ought to be raised above the age of 10.
Can you help?
The number of participants in the research is obviously key and we’re asking whether you, dear reader, can help.
If you can spare a few minutes, please follow this link and complete the questionnaire on what is undoubtedly a very important subject.