Juvenile Crime

Most children have a mischievous streak, but sometimes it goes too far and crosses the line into criminal behavior. Since children don't belong in a penitentiary with adults, and since minors generally have a greater chance of rehabilitation, there are special rules and procedures to handle juvenile crime. This section contains articles that describe the development of the juvenile justice system, give basic information about the implications of a juvenile conviction, and offer examples of the most common types of juvenile crimes.

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