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  Juvenile delinquency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is an important social issue because juveniles are capable of committing serious crimes, but most legal systems prescribe specific procedures and punishments for dealing with such crimes.
Juvenile Delinquency may refer to either violent or non-violent crime committed by persons who are (usually) under the adult age (In the United States, 18).
Juvenile Delinquency with Infotrac: theory, practices and law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Juvenile_delinquency   (548 words)

 Juvenile Delinquency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Delinquency cases are initiated by a referral from a police officer.
Non-custody delinquent referrals are forwarded to the State's Attorney's Office for review and may also result in the filing of a juvenile delinquent.
Those juveniles referred to court who are found guilty of a crime may be sentenced to either a period of supervision, probation, up to 30 days detention, or commitmnet to the Illinois Department of Corrections - Juvenile Division until his/her 21st birthday.
www.co.kane.il.us /sao/JUVENILE/JUVENILE.HTM   (247 words)

 Academic Research Papers | JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
Religiosity and its association with delinquency among current juvenile delinquents and members or affiliates of youth gangs will be explored through semi-structured interviews with delinquents, gang members and adults connected with delinquent youth.
Considers the behavior of juvenile delinquency (specifically gang violence among teen boys) from the perspective of two psychological theorists: Erik Erikson and his epigenetic theory of the 8 ages of man and B. Skinner and behaviorism.
Factors contributing to delinquent behavior in girls, and the typology of sexual misbehavior in general, are looked at in terms of the changing role of the female in American society.
www.academicresearchpapers.com /catpages/catl06c.html   (3179 words)

 Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
In order to be adjudged a delinquent child under (2) - (6), it must additionally be shown that the child needs care, treatment, or rehabilitation that the child is not receiving, is unlikely to accept voluntarily, and it is unlikely that it will be provided or accepted without the coercive intervention of the court.
A Delinquency Petition may be filed in the Juvenile Court pursuant to IC 31-37-10 by the Prosecuting Attorney or by the Division of Family and Children.
The Juvenile Court then may approve the filing of the Delinquency Petition if it finds that there is probable cause to believe that the delinquent act was committed, and it is in the best interest of the child or the public.
www.clarkprosecutor.org /html/juvenile/juvenile6.htm   (275 words)

 AllRefer.com - juvenile delinquency (Crime And Law Enforcement) - Encyclopedia
juvenile delinquency, legal term for behavior of children and adolescents that in adults would be judged criminal under law.
The gang, a source of much delinquency, has been a common path for adolescents, particularly in the inner cities.
Juvenile correctional institutions have been separated from regular prisons since the early 19th cent., and although most are inadequate, some have developed intensive rehabilitation programs, providing vocational training and psychiatric treatment.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/J/juvenil-d.html   (494 words)

 Naperville Juvenile Court Lawyer | Illinois Juvenile Delinquency Attorney | Lombard Juvenile Crime Attorneys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
If a juvenile is found to have committed a crime, he or she is not "convicted," but "adjudicated." If a juvenile is incarcerated for his or her actions, he or she will not necessarily serve the same amount of jail time as an adult convicted of the same offense.
If a juvenile is adjudged to be guilty of a crime, he or she may receive probation, have a fine imposed, be ordered to perform community service, be ordered to make restitution or pay back the losses caused by the criminal acts, or be sentenced to serve time in a juvenile correctional facility.
An experienced juvenile defense attorney can work with the prosecutor to negotiate a deal that provides for the least severe punishment or, if no deal is worked out, the defense lawyer can zealously represent the defendant in court, attempting to prove to the jury that the prosecutor cannot prove that the child committed a crime.
www.ryanandkavvadias.com /PracticePageWithFAQ_3.shtml   (1174 words)

 Juvenile Delinquency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Juvenile delinquency is a massive and growing problem in America.
The social causes of juvenile delinquency encompass a wide array of theories that have been set forth by criminologists and sociologists.
The cultural meaning of the word might summarize all statements indicating that a piece of behavior is in contradiction with the value demands of the dominant culture within which a given child moves" (45).
www.skidmore.edu /academics/english/courses/en205d/student7/stud7proj2.html   (423 words)

 Riverside Superior Court - Juvenile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Juvenile Dependency Court is responsible for processing all matters involving minors under the age of 18, which have been a victim of neglect or abuse by their guardians or parents.
The Juvenile Delinquency Court handles proceedings that involve most persons under the age of 18 who have been alleged to have committed a violation of a law or statute.
Access to juvenile records are restricted to the minor, parents, or guardians, and/or the attorneys involved in the case.
www.courts.co.riverside.ca.us /juvenile.htm   (1258 words)

 Juvenile justice - Wex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Juvenile justice is the area of criminal law applicable to persons not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts.
Juveniles can be transferred into adult court if the juvenile court waives or relinquishes its jurisdiction.
The Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act defines juvenile delinquency (any act that is othewise a crime, but is committed by someone under 18 years of age) and sets forth rules by which state laws must comply with regard to juvenile court procedures and punishments.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/juvenile.html   (366 words)

 juvenile delinquency. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Other studies have suggested that there are persisting patterns of delinquency in poverty-level neighborhoods regardless of changing occupants; this “culture of poverty”; argument has come into disrepute among many social scientists.
Not until the development, after 1899, of the juvenile court was judgment of youthful offenders effectively separated from that of adults.
The parole system, foster homes, child guidance clinics, and public juvenile protective agencies have contributed to the correction of delinquent and maladjusted children.
www.bartleby.com /65/ju/juvenil-d.html   (424 words)

 The National Center for State Courts - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Juvenile delinquency is defined as a violation of state or federal law or municipal ordinance, which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a crime.
The juvenile justice process begins, generally, with a law enforcement apprehension and decision to move a case further by delivering a youth to the detention center door with a request for admission, or by delivering a paper referral that asks probation intake or the prosecutor to consider formal charges.
Juvenile courts often are the employers of probation officers, and judges rely heavily on the professionalism and advice of their employees.
www.ncsconline.org /WC/FAQs/JuvJusFAQ.htm   (7612 words)

 Criminal Appeal: Juvenile Delinquency
We conclude that when a ward of the juvenile court who is 19 years of age or older violates probation, the juvenile delinquency laws allow the ward to be detained in, and ultimately confined in, an adult detention facility as punishment for the violation of probation.
As we will explain, when the juvenile court has retained jurisdiction over a ward who is 19 or older and is alleged to have violated terms of his or her probation, the ward may not be directly detained in a local adult detention facility pending the probation revocation hearing.
However, section 208.5 authorizes the juvenile court to order the ward detained in a juvenile facility and then, upon recommendation of the probation officer, delivered to a local adult detention facility until the probation revocation hearing.
www.crimblawg.com /juvenile_delinquency   (1154 words)

 Juvenile Delinquency facts and strategies for parents | Notmykid.org Child Mental Health Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Delinquency a legal term for criminal behavior carried out by a juvenile is often the result of escalating problematic behavior.
Early-onset delinquents are usually males who have a history of aggression and violent behavior beginning as early as elementary school age.
The prevention of delinquency requires identifying at-risk individuals and their environments before delinquent activity and behavior occur and then removing such risk factors or strengthening resistance to the risk factors already present.
www.notmykid.org /parentArticles/Delinquency   (1905 words)

 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
OJJDP has published “Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2002: Selected Findings.” Written by Melissa Sickmund, Senior Research Associate, National Center for Juvenile Justice, this bulletin is part of OJJDP's National Report series.
The bulletin provides statistics on facilities and offenders by state and facility type, as well as national data on aspects of confinement, overcrowding, suicide, mental health screening, and deaths in custody.
Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report provides a comprehensive view of juvenile crime and the justice system's response.
ojjdp.ncjrs.org   (286 words)

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The Administrator may require, through appropriate authority, Federal departments and agencies engaged in any activity involving any Federal juvenile delinquency program to provide the Administrator with such information and reports, and to conduct such studies and surveys, as the Administrator may deem to be necessary to carry out the purposes of this part.
The National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shall be under the supervision and direction of the Administrator.
The activities of the National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shall be coordinated with the activities of the National Institute of Justice in accordance with the requirements of section 5611(b) of this title.
www.ncjrs.gov /txtfiles/ojjjjact.txt   (4967 words)

 Female Juvenile Delinquency: Risk Factors and Promising Interventions
Although the great majority of juvenile crimes are committed by boys, arrests of girls have sharply risen in the last decade.
Delinquent girls are more likely than delinquent boys to victimize those with whom they have a relationship, such as a family member, and less likely to target strangers.
Among juvenile offenders recently admitted to detention facilities in Virginia a greater proportion of the girls than boys came from families marked by parental incarceration or substance abuse.
www.ilppp.virginia.edu /Juvenile_Forensic_Fact_Sheets/FemJuv.html   (1957 words)

 Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile delinquency actions involve violations of criminal laws by a minor.
Juvenile Drug Court is a four-phase intervention program for juveniles who are on probation and who are having difficulty staying clean and sober.
The Juvenile Court has enabled a system of shared information among various agencies including Probation, Health and Human Services, schools, community based organizations, mental health systems, and law enforcement agencies, which has greatly contributed to providing intervention, treatment, supervision, and suppression to truant children and their families.
www.sdcourt.ca.gov /portal/page?_pageid=53,127743&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL   (740 words)

 Juvenile Court: Delinquency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A DELINQUENT youngster is one who, if he/she was an adult, could be charged with any crime listed in Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
The Juvenile Court has delinquency jurisdiction over children and juveniles from age 8 until their 18th birthday.
A young person, who is at least 14 years of age, and who has been convicted in the Juvenile Court of two prior felonies and then is arrested for another felony MAY be tried in the adult criminal court if the County Attorney believes it is necessary to protect the public.
www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov /juvenileCourt/delinquency/delinquent.asp   (184 words)

 www.ncjfcj.org - Juvenile Delinquency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Juvenile crime -- including gang involvement, sex offending, substance abuse, property theft, and truancy -- continues to be a serious problem in our country.
The National Conference on Juvenile Justice, considered by many to be the premier national conference on juvenile justice, is co-sponsored each March with the National District Attorneys Association.
The Unified Family Court, a court which includes delinquency, dependency, adoptions, divorce, and related matters within a unified jurisdiction, is the focus of the Forum on Family Court training, held every two years.
www.ncjfcj.org /content/view/24/119   (475 words)

 Juvenile Delinquency
The Juvenile court is a division of the superior court.
The purpose of the Delinquency court is: to protect, give guidance, and to punish children who commit delinquent acts, and to protect the community.
If a child becomes a ward of the court as a juvenile delinquent, the court will make orders for the parent and child, so that the community will be protected.
www.fresnosuperiorcourt.org /juvenile/juvenile_delinquency.php   (258 words)

 Appendix F -- Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Between 1988 and 1992, juvenile arrests for violent crime, juvenile gun use, weapons arrests, weapons carrying, and gang membership increased dramatically.
This fact sheet concludes that juveniles are not driving the violent crime trends, although their responsibility for the growth in violent crime in the United States has increased.
This fact sheet reports that in 1992, law enforcement agencies made 2.3 million arrests of juveniles and that juvenile arrests grew at a greater rate than adult arrests.
ojjdp.ncjrs.org /action/appintro.htm   (992 words)

 Acts of juvenile delinquency should not be overlooked   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Juvenile delinquency is a condition that should not be overlooked.
Don’t assume that juvenile delinquency is just a phase— something that your teenager will grow out of with time.
Consequently, the Three Springs method for treating juvenile delinquency is based on holding the child responsible for every decision that he or she makes.
www.threesprings.com /troubled_teens/adolescent_problems/juvenile_delinquency.asp   (342 words)

 Indiana Juvenile Delinquency Law
However, the juvenile court does not have jurisdiction with respect to a child who commits an infraction, violation of a municipal ordinance, or violation of a traffic law if the violation is a misdemeanor and the child is 16 years of age or older.
If the court does give the juvenile a court appointed attorney, at the time of disposition the court must make a decision whether the parents must reimburse the county for all or part of the cost of the court-appointed attorney.
The parent(s) or custodian(s) of the juvenile are entitled to controvert any allegations made at the dispositional or other hearing concerning their participation, or they may controvert any allegations concerning their financial responsibility for any services that would be provided.
scican.net /~morgansup2/delinq.html   (2096 words)

 Juvenile Delinquency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
During a time decreasing crime rates in the United States our concern with Juvenile misbehavior seems to be escalating.This course will provide an overview of juvenile delinquency in the United States.
To trace historically the discovery of childhood, the emergence of special rules for children, and the invention of delinquency.
To analyze the history and philosophy of the juvenile court, the widespread enthusiasm with which it was accepted initially and, then, the growing sense of dismay over its inadequacies.
www.d.umn.edu /cla/faculty/jhamlin/3315/soc3315.html   (190 words)

 www.ncjfcj.org - Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The JUVENILE DELINQUENCY GUIDELINES, published in Summer 2005, is a benchbook of best practices that was developed by a committee of judges, a Chief Justice, prosecutors, defense attorneys, juvenile justice practitioners, and other professionals representing key stakeholders in the juvenile justice system, through the support of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The document will be instrumental in assisting the nation’s current juvenile justice systems to plan for improvement and change.
The JUVENILE DELINQUENCY GUIDELINES can be downloaded below (click on "read more.") You can order a printed copy ($20) through our online store by clicking here, or contact us at JDG@ncjfcj.org or by phone at (775) 784-6012.
www.ncjfcj.org /content/view/411/411   (263 words)

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