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Stacy Conner (MEd) Discusses Juvenile Delinquency

What is the age jurisdiction over juvenile offenders in most states?

What are two kinds of juvenile dispositions? Provide descriptions.

What is the standard of proof used in juvenile courts?

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The age of jurisdiction in most states is 16 or 17 years. In 2002 there was a study conducted by the United States Department of Justice in which they found that 37 states had juvenile courts that had jurisdiction over offenders under the age of 18 and in 10 states, the courts had jurisdiction for offenders under the age of 17. There were three states, Connecticut being one of them that had the juvenile court system have jurisdiction for offenders under 16 years of age.
SOURCE: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2002/rpt/2002-R-0701.htm

This website https://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/9912_2/juv5.html provides a chart of the age of jurisdiction for juveniles by state. This chart is dated back however to 1997. I cannot find any information more recent than 2002.

SOURCE: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/juvenile/stats/states.html

There are two types of juvenile dispositions, meaning there are two categories of delinquency. The two kinds are: Juvenile Court Proceedings and Criminal Court Proceedings. In juvenile court proceedings, cases are heard that involve offenders under the age ...

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The expert discusses Juvenile Delinquency. The age of jurisdiction over juvenile offenders in most states is determined.