The Pros And Cons Of Juvenile Justice

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United Nations Convention Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states, that every child under eighteen has all the rights in the convention and all member state countries are obliged to undertake all actions and interventions in the light of best interests of the child (REF UN convention). Minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) is a challenge to the child in the perception of children’s right. The challenge is concerned due to the different ideas and view concerning the MACR which differs from country to country associated with social, cultural and territorial structures (Australia institute of criminology REF NEED).

The argument of this essay is MACR of Maldives is too low and should be increased to twelve years considering the cognitive ability
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In several countries different changes are adopted in the courts while dealing with juvenile offenders. Likewise, according to (http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/adolescent-brain-different) enlightens the theoretical perspective from retribution to rehabilitation in dealing with juvenile offenders.
As a juvenile is considered inexperience with less education and intelligence makes the juvenile less able to evaluate consequences of the offences. (http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/adolescent-brain-different ) states that, execution of minors was cruel and unusual based on reduced culpability analysis on three aspects of adolescence: immaturity with impulsivity, vulnerability to adverse environmental factors, and the fact that an adolescent's character is not well formed. Furthermore, states the courts are moving away from mandatory sentencing to individual determinations supported by psychological, biological and sociological evaluations and

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