Legislative approaches to recognising the vulnerability of young people and preventing their criminalisation

Wake, Nicola, Arthur, Raymond, Crofts, Thomas and Lambert, Sara (2021) Legislative approaches to recognising the vulnerability of young people and preventing their criminalisation. Public Law, 2021 (Jan). pp. 145-162. ISSN 0033-3565

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Abstract

Discusses the introduction by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 s.45 of a specific defence for children over the minimum age of criminal responsibility, (MACR) but under 18, which recognises their vulnerability, and considers its wider implications. Reviews the politicisation of youth crime, the role of the media, the position in Scotland and Wales, and the arguments for raising the MACR and introducing a further defence of developmental immaturity.
Legislation cited
Modern Slavery Act 2015 (c.30)s.45

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children; Comparative law; Criminal liability; Defences; Scotland; Socio-legal studies; Trafficked victims; Wales; Young persons
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
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Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2020 09:32
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2021 15:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44437

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