Criminal Records.

December 6, 2006 3:50am CST
Is it fair that an individual should be punished for the rest of their lives for crimes they commited as a kid. My friend got in trouble with the police over 20years ago three times between the age of 14 and 19 and a recent background check still showed this. He is now one of the most honest caring people I know with a family and stable job but if you didn't know him and read his criminal reference you may judge him on his previous which I think is extremly unfair and cruel. What are your thoughts on this?
1 response
• Austria
6 Dec 06
It depends on the kind of judicial system you have in your place. If it is stated in the laws then committing such a crime would take you to that punishment. Records really hurts but we can not do anything about it because it is needed. The police and the court are obliged to record every criminal offense that you commit.
6 Dec 06
It's the UK. If he commited the crimes today he would not receive a criminal record, just a fine.