Take Home Final - Derek Leibfried Take Home Final 10 Our...

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Derek Leibfried Take Home Final December 13, 2007 10. Our system of laws has set distinct age limits when prosecuting minors for crimes. Any child under the age of 7 years old can not be tried or convicted for any crime. It is believed that at such a young age you don’t have the mental capacity to meditate a crime. If you commit a crime under the age of 16 you are considered a juvenile delinquent and within the delinquents there are juvenile offenders. A juvenile offender is a more serious level and basically is reserved for ages 13-15 when a violent premeditated malicious crime has been committed, such 1 st or 2 nd degree arson, robbery, or burglary. These juvenile offenders are to be tried in criminal court. PINS or Persons in Need of Supervision is a program where the family of the under 18 year old child and the court work together. The problem children have to be proven to be beyond the lawful control of a parent. When under the PINS system of a child is brought in for committing a crime,
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