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At what age do children know right from wrong?

Victoria Derbyshire | 09:01 AM, Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Scotland's Commissioner for Children tells us on the programme today that the criminal age of responsibillity in Scotland - at eight - is shameful and she wants it increased as soon as possible.

At the moment it's the lowest in Europe. In the rest of the UK, it's ten, still well below other European countries like France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Scottish ministers are thinking about increasing it to twelve. But there are no plans for change in the rest of Britain.

Our reporter Bob Walker went to meet 5 live listener Guy Eames and three of his five sons, Morgan, six, Oliver, seven, and Jake, 13, to ask them at what age they knew right from wrong. Click to listen:


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