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    Differentiating Juvenile from Adult Offenders

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    Legal definitions of juvenile status vary widely in the United States. Taking into account factors that may impact levels of maturity and culpability, propose a chronological age that you believe should differentiate juvenile offenders from adult offenders. Give reasons for proposing your chosen age of majority. Should this age of majority vary depending on the crime committed? Defend your view with examples.

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    I believe that the chronological age that should differentiate juvenile offenders from adult offenders should be 18. I believe that this age is adequate for the separation of juvenile offenders from adult offenders, due to the fact that individuals ...