An Explanatory Note – “to be held responsible”

At what age should people be held responsible? (passive)

At what age should we hold people responsible? (active)

From what age should society hold people responsible? (active)

Sentence Variations

Children are generally not held to be criminally responsible for their actions until they are mature.

Children are generally not thought to be criminally responsible for their actions until they are sixteen.

Young people are generally not held criminally liable for their actions until they have reached a certain age.

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