Juvenile Crime Scenario

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Juvenile Crime ScenarioNameClassDateProfessorJuvenile Crime Scenario Juvenile crime is when a youth commits deviant or criminal act while they are still a minor in the eyes of the court. The action is prohibited by law and can result in punishment being administered by the juvenile court systems. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system. The courts recognize the need for different criminal justice provision for minors in comparison to adults. The focus of the juvenile court system is rehabilitation and treatment. In this scenario the juvenile has been caught in the act by the victim's brother, sexually assaulting his sixteen year old sister. The twelve year old juvenile was detained by the police when they discovered the unconscious victim badly beaten in her home. The police also noticed the illegal substance of marijuana and alcohol. The charge the juvenile was detained on was attempted sexual assault of a minor; aggravated assault; minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage; and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. When it comes to minors the police can arrest them on probable cause without observing the illegal action. The police officer just needs to believe the crime has been committed. A police officer can arrest a minor as long as they have a reasonable cause the minor is truant. The police have the use of discretion when dealing with minors. The police officer can warn the youth and

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