Juvenile Crimes And Juvenile Crime

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Juvenile Crimes Juvenile crime occurs when a person violates the criminal law under the age of majority (in most states it’s 18). The juvenile system is way different than the adult system. When a juvenile commits a crime there are legal consequences for their actions depending on what he/she did. Sometimes the system can put them in rehabilitation or a detention center. If the offense is minor, the juvenile could be released to the custody of a parent or legal guardian. In the United States if the juvenile gets arrested for a minor offense the court will usually give a (Notice to Appear). In the notice to appear will list, where the juvenile should report, as well the time and date.
There are different types of sentencing alternatives to juvenile crime, when sentencing a juvenile they can be classified into two basic categories: incarceration-related options and non-incarceration options. When incarceration the juvenile can be in (1) (Detention Facility), this is where the minor has to serve a short term sentencing for the crime they committed. (2) (House Arrest), House arrest is when the minor has to stay home, with the limit to travel from school, work, and wherever the court allows them to go. (3) (Secured Juvenile Facilities) these are similar to juvenile hall except that they are intended for longer terms, sometimes months or years, also called camps. There are over 2,500 people that are serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for the crimes…
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