Brazilians Agree with Reduction of Criminal Responsibility Age

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The latest survey by Datafolha shows that an overwhelming number of Brazilians are in favor of decreasing the age of criminal responsibility from eighteen to sixteen years old. According to the survey, more than 87 percent of those interviewed defended the measure which would allow authorities to prosecute anyone over sixteen as an adult.

The report, released on Monday, June 22nd, comes on the eve of a voting by the Chamber of Deputies on the issue. The subject has led to a fierce battle between those for the bill and . . .

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