(1) What is Delinquency and How Does it Differ From Adult Crime

(1) What is Delinquency and How Does it Differ From Adult Crime

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Click to edit Master subtitle style What is Delinquency and How Does it Differ From Adult Crime? JD:  Causes and Control (1)
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 5/12/09 Overview Delinquency – violation of criminal law by minors  Age varies with state –  most set it at 18 GA< IL, LA, MA, MI, MO, NH, SC, TX and VT  –  set it at 17 CT, NY, NC  - set it at 16 Delinquency is committed by juveniles
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 5/12/09 “delinquency” – new The concept of delinquency is relatively new Early on – no separate system – all criminal violations  treated the same JJS is about 100 years old Juveniles were also subject to the DP Some allowances were made for juveniles – their  sentences were not always carried out
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 5/12/09 View Delinquents Immaturity – need guidance and help Did not know what they were doing was wrong Could not appreciate the harm their actions might cause Could not control themselves Easily led astray by others No precise age at which we become mature View adults as responsible for his/her behavior and  deserving of punishment
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Treat Juveniles Differently Special set of laws Special courts Special correctional programs
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 5/12/09 Cases 6 yo FL girl got into a fight with 7 yo friend Hit her with a piece of wood while an older boy held the 7yo’s  arms behind her back 7 yo’s nose was damaged and her dress soaked with blood Parents called police – there was talk of trying as an adult Maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine 6 yo CA boy savagely beat a 1 month old baby  Kicked, punched, beat with stick, possibly caused permanent  brain damage Said to have sought revenge bc the baby was harassing him
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 5/12/09 Defining Delinquency 1.  criminal law definitions: Reflects activities that society has defined as  unacceptable and has taken steps to sanction these activities are illegal regardless of the age of the  offender Only distinction – will be labeled delinquent as opposed  to criminal Age varies from state to state (MA = 17) Can be waived to adult court
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 5/12/09 Special Laws – Status Apply only to people with the status of “juvenile” Running away from home Truancy
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