Sociology 2267A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Youth Criminal Justice Act, Indictable Offence, Learning Technology Partners

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Historical overview and the social construction of youth. Doli incapax - the incapacity to do wrong . Highlighling kids who did not have the mental capacity to know that they did wrong. Child under the age of 7 deemed incapable of committing a criminal act. This was any kid under the age of 7. Extended to children between 7-13, but can be rebutted if the child had sufficient intelligence and experience to know they have done wrong, then they were treated as an adult ( If the kid had sufficient intelligence and experience, then they were treated just as an adult) Children don"t have the mental capacity to do wrong. Prior to 1908, kids are not thought of as children, they are thought of as small beings. Opened its first prison at kingston in 1835. Perpetrators who served time in kingston penitentiary: Bentham developed the idea of the panoptic prison. The idea that somebody is always watching you.

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