Sociology 2267A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Juvenile Delinquency, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Young Offenders Act

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Child under the age of seven deemed incapable of committing a criminal act. 6 boys between 12 and 15 years of age. 24 boys between 16 and 20 years of age: 1849. Brown commission report documenting a variety of serious problems. Most of the 300 young people put in prison convicted of drunkenness, theft and vagrancy: toronto: february to december 1847. 39 teenage boys convicted for larceny, assault, trespass and disorderly conduct: by the late 1860s. Much of the crime - minor in nature. Juvenile delinquency: the legal term to describe violations of the law by persons who ha not reached the legal age of adulthood, came into popular usage in the nineteenth century, dealing with these children through courts. Status offences are crimes that are not offences if adults did it. They are only against the law if you are underage (i. e. ) drinking alcohol.

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