Essay on Juvenile Delinquent : A Young, Youthful Person

812 Words Jul 14th, 2016 4 Pages
A Juvenile Delinquent can be described as a young, youthful person. A Juvenile Delinquent is someone who is between the age of ten and eighteen, who has committed a crime, or even violated the law. Criminal Find Law says the crimes aren’t called acts as they would for adults. Crimes committed by minors are called “delinquent acts”. Instead of standing trial, the juvenile has an “Adjudication”, after which they will then receive a “disposition”, and a sentence. However, in most cases a juvenile can be proceeded in a different manner in two ways. The act of a delinquent commonly fall into two categories. The first type of act would be one that can be considered a crime, in which an adult could commit it. For serious crimes, in certain jurisdictions will even try children as an adult. If a child is tried as a juvenile, the parents are usually required to pay the court costs for the child at the giving time. The second type of delinquent act is one that would normally be a crime if an adult had performed it. These sorts are commonly known as an “age-related crime” or “status” crime. Most common examples of age related crimes are staying out past curfew and “truancy” which is commonly used during school, when kids fail to attend.
Juveniles require special help and also have extra rights before the justice system. If you or a loved one are seeking or facing charges in the juvenile phase please seek an attorney.
Cjcj.gov stated youth crime rates have plummeted since the 1990s.…

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