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Be it resolved:Canada's YCJA should be lowered from 12 to 10-17 years of age

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Started: 9/25/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MurphyMosteller

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goalex

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I believe it is not too harsh because, a mere 15% of crime is caused by youths under the age of 18. With the current act 10 years for a murder then, constant supervision after the convict leaves jail seems to be reasonable. Also many experts agree that youths who have been convicted or a minor or serious offence that they were or are mislead and need to be taught differently. Through the guidance that the people under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the sentence they would be provided would act as a more than suitable lesson learned.

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Debate Round No. 1
MurphyMosteller

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15 percent of crime is still more than there should be. Unfortunately their are still many of those youth crimes committed by people under 12. When a crime is committed by someone under 12, no laws apply to their actions. Getting away punishment free for their actions. Even if their offense is murder, besides the miniscule counseling, every offender under 12 easily gets away.

Now a days, the new generation of Millennials is the most intelligent yet. With unlimited access to the internet, they have the resources to know what is right and what is wrong. Not to mention their generation x parents, raising them. By the age of 10, there brain is more than developed enough to comprehend and understand what they are about to do. The sheathing of neurons also changes a child"s ability to use good judgement. Making the child's about to make quick decisions greatly improve. Not making quick and un-educated decisions lead by emotion or fear. Which almost eliminates their ability to make quick and un-educated crime. Which again leads me to my point, for a 10 or 11 year old to commit a crime. It has to be heavily thought over, with many hours to think and realize the flaws of the idea. Also recognize how it goes against your will and what you believe in, in general.

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goalex

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MurphyMosteller

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