Juvenile Justice

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Juvenile justice is the area of criminal law applicable to persons not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts. In most states, the age for criminal culpability is set at 18 years. Juvenile law is mainly governed by state law...

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In the fall of 2002, John Allen Muhammad and 17-year-old Lee Malvo carried out the “D.C. Sniper” shootings—a series of sniper-rifle shootings in the greater Washington. D.C. area in which the pair murdered twelve individuals and injured six others....

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In 1963, 17-year-old Henry Montgomery was arrested for the murder of Sheriff Deputy Charles Hurt in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See Brief for Petitioner, Henry Montgomery at 3.  Montgomery was convicted of murder and received the death penalty....

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In 1963, 17-year-old Henry Montgomery was arrested for the murder of Sheriff Deputy Charles Hurt in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See Brief for Petitioner, Henry Montgomery at 3.  Montgomery was convicted of murder and received the death penalty....

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In 1963, 17-year-old Henry Montgomery was arrested for the murder of Sheriff Deputy Charles Hurt in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See Brief for Petitioner, Henry Montgomery at 3.  Montgomery was convicted of murder and received the death penalty....