Instructional Objectives for this activity:Differentiate between a status offense and juvenile delinquency.
The arrest and detention of juvenile suspects is extremely complex and challenging for law enforcement officers, and requires a current understanding of both case law and laws related to minors and their treatment.
Discuss the differences between a "status offense" and "juvenile delinquency." Include in your discussion a definition of both terms and an example of each. Discuss the legal rights of minors in both these situations.