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Crime & Society Online Week Thirteen Reading Questions The Juvenile Justice System Content Questions 1. What is juvenile delinquency? What types of offenses are part of juvenile delinquency? Who is considered a juvenile? A: Juvenile delinquency has two general definitions/examples. The first is any act committed by a non-adult that would be considered a crime if over 18. The other type is status offenses, which are delinquent acts that would not be considered crime if committed as an adult. Some examples of each would be theft, burglary, assault, and robbery, along with running away from home, truancy, smoking tobacco, and underage drinking, respectively. One half of states classify status offenders as delinquents, while the other half have different classifications. The most common range classifying juveniles is 1-17. This would mean if a 17 year old commits theft it is considered delinquency, where as if an 18 year old commits the same theft, it’s considered crime.

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