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Flashcards - Nature & Extent of Delinquency

Flashcards - Nature & Extent of Delinquency
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juvenile court
A juvenile court is a tribunal having special authority to pass judgments for crimes that are committed by children or adolescents who have not attained the age of majority
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child savers
The child-saving movement emerged in the United States during the nineteenth century and influenced the development of the juvenile justice system
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at-risk youth
An at-risk student is a term used in the United States to describe a student who requires temporary or ongoing intervention in order to succeed academically
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at-risk youth
An at-risk student is a term used in the United States to describe a student who requires temporary or ongoing intervention in order to succeed academically
child savers
The child-saving movement emerged in the United States during the nineteenth century and influenced the development of the juvenile justice system
juvenile court
A juvenile court is a tribunal having special authority to pass judgments for crimes that are committed by children or adolescents who have not attained the age of majority
juvenile delinquent
Juvenile delinquency, also known as "juvenile offending", is participation in illegal behavior by minors
juvenile justice system
The American Juvenile Justice System is the primary system used to address and deal with youth who are caught and convicted of crimes
Child maltreatment
Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or other caregiver

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