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Juvenile Delinquents Case Study

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2. Do you think status offenders should be treated the same as juvenile delinquents? Why or why not? I do believe status offenders should be treated the same as juvenile delinquents. “Status offense is formally defined as a minor’s violation of the juvenile code by doing some act that would not be considered illegal if an adult did it, but that indicates that the minor is beyond parental control” (Hess, Pg 167). “Delinquent is a youth who commits an act that would be a crime were committed by an adult” (Hess, Pg 176). Both delinquent and status offense defined youths who break the laws as minors. If the law views them both so closely I do believe status offenders and juvenile delinquents should have the same accountability.
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