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Jonathan_d511
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dairygirl4u2c
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Be it resolved that the age at which children can be held criminally responsible for their actions s

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dairygirl4u2c
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/30/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 892 times Debate No: 62455
Debate Rounds (3)
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Jonathan_d511

Con

Challenger starts
dairygirl4u2c

Pro

the average age should be the age of reason, around seven. aside from that, the child should be examined to see if they know right from wrong and such.
Debate Round No. 1
Jonathan_d511

Con

Jonathan_d511 forfeited this round.
dairygirl4u2c

Pro

reiterate
Debate Round No. 2
Jonathan_d511

Con

Jonathan_d511 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by apb4y 2 years ago
apb4y
I meant to say "if they knew what they did was wrong" (past tense of "know", otherwise it makes no sense).
Posted by apb4y 2 years ago
apb4y
Where I come from, children between 10 and 14 can be convicted if they know what they did was wrong, but aren't usually prosecuted unless it's a serious offence (e.g. murder). Otherwise, the age of criminal responsibility is 14.
Posted by YYW 2 years ago
YYW
Change the resolution to "Children should be criminally responsible for their actions at 10."
Posted by republicofdhar 2 years ago
republicofdhar
Sorry I mistook your position. I thought you were taking the pro side. BoP means burden of proof.
Posted by Jonathan_d511 2 years ago
Jonathan_d511
i'm sorry I don't get what you're saying
Posted by republicofdhar 2 years ago
republicofdhar
How is the challenger supposed to start, isn't the BoP on the person making the very unconventional claim that children should be criminally responsible for their actions by the age of 10?
Posted by Jonathan11 2 years ago
Jonathan11
sorry guys the resolution got cut off. The resolution is "Be it resolved that the age at which children can be held criminally responsible for their actions should be set at 10 years old."
Posted by Domochi 2 years ago
Domochi
what is the age we would be debating about.
Posted by Jonbonbon 2 years ago
Jonbonbon
The resolution was too long. No one can read it.
Posted by huong_ly 2 years ago
huong_ly
As I understand this debate, you want to ask whether it is suitable or not to set an age as a standard asociated with the responsibility of teenager when they are involed in crime?
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro presented no real "case", but Con failed to show up to the debate he set up. Conduct for the forfeit. Arguments because the question was asked, and then answered by Pro, and Con never responded.