Poll: 9 out of 10 say kids 15 years old and above should be held liable for crimes



MANILA, Philippines—Nine out of 10 people who responded to INQUIRER.net’s latest poll believe children above 15 years but below 18 years of age should be held liable for criminal offenses they commit.

A total of 7,762 people responded to the poll question: “Do you think children above 15 years but below 18 years of age should be exempt from criminal liability?’’ which ran for almost three weeks and which closed afternoon of Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.

Of the total figure, 7,131 or 91.87 percent, answered “No’’ to the poll question, while 631, or 8.13 percent, said “Yes’’. (See screen grab of poll results)

The poll question was posted in line with moves made by some legislators to amend the Juvenile Delinquency Act to add teens 15 years and above from those who may be held liable for criminal offenses.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    There’s definitely a need to amend the Juvenile Delinquency Act to include 15 years and above to those who may be held liable for criminal offenses. Sadly, as long as the RC church is vehemently opposed to the RH bill, then this new law would be needed and would stay for quite some time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TP6YY66XPT63YFGHDKYTMIO4CM Daniel

    Ang batas ni Senador “Noted” ang ugat ng kawalanghiyaan ng mga “menor de edad” kuno. Ang idinulot ng batas na ito ay nag-palala pa sa mga pag-uugali at asal ng mga kabataan, na naging marahas sa ano mang labag na bagay na nais nilang gawin.

  • JaAb65

    tma lang yan!

  • boybakal

    Dapat ang ikulong si Kiko.
    Kaya dumami ang batang kriminal dahil sa kagagawan ng batas niya.

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