- Sherrlene Uy
- Quezon City
Teacher - English and Research, Glendale School, Inc. (QC, Phil)
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?