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Juvenile Delinquency


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In the eyes of the law, a juvenile or a minor is any person under the legal adult age. This age varies from state to state, but in most states, the District of Columbia, and in all federal districts, any person age 18 or younger is considered a juvenile. In several states, such as New York, Connecticut, and North Carolina, a juvenile is age 16 or less,.... Read More.

Juvenile Delinquency

The term juvenile delinquency, which refers to law breaking by minors, also includes status offenses such as truancy, homelessness, and the state of being unsupervised by a suitable adult guardian. The term was first used after the American Civil War when criminologists and social reformers began calling attention to the poverty....  Read More.

Juvenile Courts and Law

Juvenile law is the body of law that applies to young people who are not yet adults. These people are called juveniles or minors. In most states, a person is a juvenile until eighteen years old. Juvenile cases are handled in a special court, usually called a juvenile court. Before the American juvenile justice system was created in the late 1800s, juveniles who...Read More.

Juvenile Law

Juvenile law is an area of the law that deals with the actions and well-being of persons who are not yet adults. Read More.

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