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Discuss the similarities and differences between the juvenile court characteristics in New York and Pennsylvania. Attached are two papers discussing characteristics of both states. Format the paper following APA guidelines (700-1050 words).

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Discuss the similarities and differences between the juvenile court characteristics in New York and Pennsylvania. Attached are two papers discussing characteristics of both states. Format the paper following APA guidelines (700-1050 words).

There are some basic similarities between the juvenile court characteristics in New York and Pennsylvania. First, there are age specifications in both states to classify the offender as juvenile. The age specification in Pennsylvania is between 10 and 18 years of age whereas in New York the age specification is between 7 and 16 years of age. Each state has provisions for the child receiving written notifications of the charges against him. In case of New York the child may be given a ticket to present himself in court by the arresting officer and released. In case of Pennsylvania, the child has the right to receive a written notification of the charges that are leveled against them. Both the states New York and Pennsylvania have provisions and facilities for detaining juveniles. Most importantly, there are different systems in both states for prosecution of crimes of different degree of seriousness. For instance, in New York if a child is 13, 14 or 15 years ...

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