In England & Wales the age of criminal responsibilty is 10. So if you commit a crime at the age of 10 you are tried like an adult. This is what happened to Jon Venables and Robert Thompson in 1993 when, at the age of just 10, they brutally murdered two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool.
In Scotland the age of criminal responsibilty is 8.
However, in Pennsylvania there is no minimum age of criminal responsibility.
Edited by Blackwhite, 16 November 2011 - 08:02 PM.