You realise the max penalty, before they replaced the Youth Offenders Act, was 5 years right?
And that disproves something I've said ... how?
What else might you be wrong about? Perhaps you should look into it further. Perhaps you should have researched a little more.
First you would have to show how my statement was wrong. Removing criminal records for youth offenders is a huge step; it means they do not suffer any permanent
penalties for their actions, no matter how heinous.
And your comments about my time frame being to small to generalize, you realise your link only showed one state right? Yet you can generalize with that?
Are you now going to argue that one American state is less similar to the other American states than an entirely different country?
It's reasonable to surmise that with uniform federal laws, California's patterns are probably representative of America. It is not
reasonable to surmise that Canada, after passing a brain-dead law guaranteeing freedom from any criminal record for teenaged murderers, would be more
representative of America. But please, go on pretending that you can save your beaten subjective claims.