- Sherrlene Uy
- Quezon City
Teacher - English and Research, Glendale School, Inc. (QC, Phil)
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Amidst the rising cases involving the youth, should juvenile offenders be acquitted since they are, by law, minors?
Here in my country, the Philippines, crimes involving juvenile offenders are in a hot spot for debate. The dilemma rises from the conflicting ideas as to acquit a "child" for committing a mistake or letting him/her serve the punishment for the crime he/she has committed.
Which do we need to focus on -- the "child" or the crime?