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The Criminal Responsibility of Children and Young Persons

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Thomas CroftsMurdoch University, Western Australia

ISBN13: 9780754622659
ISBN: 0754622657
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Using a comparative and historical analysis of the relevant law and practice in England and Germany, this incisive volume examines the issue of whether there is still a need in modern society for an individual assessment of the criminal responsibility of children and young persons. The author offers an in-depth discussion of the criminal responsibility of the young and compares historical developments in England and Germany. In addition to this comparative analysis, the author also provides suggestions for reform.

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Contents:
England: Historical development of the criminal liability of the young; Presumption of Doli Incapax - how it functioned; Abolition of the Doli Incapax presumption - reasons and consequences. Germany: Historical development of the criminal liability of the young; 3 Youth Court Act - how it functions; Excursus - measures which may follow the criminal act; Evaluation of 3 Youth Court Act - criticisms and reform. Comparative Analysis: Historical development; The individual test of criminal responsibility.