blameworthiness blameworthiness

Definition(s):

  • (n) a state of guilt

Synonym(s)

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  1. Writing for the majority, Justice Rosalie Abella noted that Canadian criminal justice legislation has always recognized the diminished moral culpability of youth: "Young people are entitled to a presumption of diminished moral blameworthiness or...
    on May 21, 2008 By: Rosalie Abella Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. "Retribution is not proportional if the law's most severe penalty is imposed on one whose culpability or blameworthiness is diminished ...... by reason of youth and immaturity," Kennedy wrote.
    on Mar 2, 2005 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Seattle Times

  3. "It was entirely appropriate for Parliament to consider the competing interests, on the one hand, of young persons to have their reduced moral blameworthiness taken into account, and, on the other, to be protected from violent young offenders and to...
    on May 17, 2008 By: Marshall Rothstein Source: Leader Post

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