The Canadian federal government want courts to have jurisdiction over offenders as young as 10 to help them avoid further crimes.
Justice Minister Vic Toews says courts should have jurisdiction over offenders as young as 10 so they can 'order appropriate treatment.
The Youth Criminal Justice Act makes children older than 12 subject to courts, but under that age, social welfare agencies are the main means of dealing with delinquents.
On Monday, Toews proposed lowering the limit to 10 years of age, saying the point would be to help the children, not jail them.
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