Sunday, November 16, 2008

Criminality among Elderly Increases

The Ministry of Justice has noticed a great increase in the number and severity of crimes committed by the elderly. Kiki Plugge, the prosecutor in The Hague, says that as the elderly still participate in society, it is logical to hold them responsible for their deeds. She also says that it is wrong to consider older criminals as helpless. The Ministry of Justice is carrying out a study on the feasibility of separate legislation for the elderly.

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