A further issue emerging from the joint trial of an adult and child co-accused identifies with the condemning stage

A further issue emerging from the joint trial of an adult and child co-accused identifies with the condemning stage. Section 71(1)(a) of the Child Justice Act requires the tyke equity court to arrange a condemning report for a child charged. Section 71(2) endorses a time of a month and a half in which the post-trial agent must finish this report. This 6-week delay meddles with the quick finish of the case for the grown-up co-blamed. While section 71(1)(b) recommends that the court may get rid of such a condemning report where its demand will bring about partiality to the child, it doesn’t allow this where the preference is to a grown-up co-accused.