In any given year, hundreds of kids languish behind bars. In Australia, the minimum age of criminal responsibility is 10. In other words, a 4th grader can be arrested and brought before the court. Canberra is the only jurisdiction that has taken steps to raise the age.
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Today’s episode explores aspects of the criminal justice system that might be distressing to some listeners.
If discussions about violence and trauma are a trigger for you, please come back another week.
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Amy McMurtrie, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee