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Description

A solicitor from the Scottish Child Law Centre, a police officer and a procurator fiscal explain the possible courses the law may take in dealing with children who are accused of committing serious crimes. The process from police questioning to conviction is clearly outlined, as are the seriousness of the crime and how a child can be psychologically affected.
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First broadcast:
24 January 2005

Classroom Ideas

In groups, the pupils could research the role of each of the key people in a court and write a short description. The teacher may also wish to discuss the negative effect a criminal record may have when applying for a job.

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