New Law To Hold Parents Responsible For Children’s Crime

Monday 23rd, September 2013 / 10:56 Published by

The government is considering introducing an Act that would make parents responsible for the actions of their minor children, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said at a press conference on Thursday.

The initiative, according to Dr Nottage, was one of several born from the Crime Listening Forum that was held in August.

Dr Nottage said: “We are looking at introducing a Parental Responsibility Act, which makes parents responsible for the activities and acts of their minor children. And we have many minor children now, 13-year-olds, we have 15-year-olds who are being charged with murder.”

DNA Leader Branville McCartney said he agrees that parents should be held accountable for the acts of their children and even charged before the courts if found accountable.

However, he said there are laws on the books currently that allow parents to be charged now.

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