Age Of Responsibilities For Juveniles Case Study

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There are several different ranges for ages of responsibility for juveniles around the world. Out of 22 countries, the range of ages of responsibility for juveniles range from a minimum of 7 years of age to 22 years of age. Some countries, however, have a minimum age of 6 years old to a maximum age of 16 years old. In most states, inside the United States for example, usually have a minimum age of 7 years old as age of responsibility. England is another example of a country with a different minimum range of responsibility. In England, any juvenile under the age of 10 will not be held criminally liable. Juveniles that range in the age of 10-16 years of age will be subject to special juvenile laws. Under the United Nations agreements, the most universally recognized age of adulthood is the age of 18. I feel that the age of responsibility for juveniles does sometime depend on the …show more content…
These rights were adopted in 1990 and are standards for countries to go by for juveniles (persons under age 18) that are in confinement. The rules specify that if a juvenile should only be confined or deprived of their liberty as a last resort. This time should also be for the shortest amount of time possible and should only be for exceptional cases (Dammer and Albanese, 2014, p. 289).
The last rule that the United Nation adopted is the Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency. This guideline, also known at the Riyadh Guidelines, was also adopted in 1990. These guidelines show a proactive approach to preventing delinquency by involving the roles of the family, the school, the community, the media, and juvenile justice administration, to name a few (Dammer and Albanese, 2014, p. 289).
These are the four major areas that the United Nations uses to demonstrate an appropriate response to juvenile delinquency around the

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