Juvenile Delinquency In California

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Juvenile delinquency refers to antisocial or illegal behavior by children or adolescents. The Supreme Court of the United States has made some highly significant legal decisions, thereby greatly impacting the right of both children and adults charged with major or minor crimes. This paper looks at how legal rights and rules. California as in all states exist an entirely separate court system for persons under the age of 18, who are known as juveniles or minors. It looks at how the primary reason to establish these juvenile courts is to provide thorough assistance to the children who are charged with some minor or major offense, but who can be successfully reformed through rigorous counseling, adequate education, and guidance, rather than punishing…show more content…
Juveniles under the legal age of eighteen years old are subjected to special juvenile laws when being accused of or arrested for a crime. A child that is taken into custody for a supposed crime must be taken to a juvenile detention center and may be released to guardians or parents upon a promise to reappear in court and an authorization of release made by a judge. Family plays an important role in the apprehension and sentencing of juveniles, as they are not considered adults. Family involvement can have a colossal impact on how a juvenile absorbs the consequences for his or her…show more content…
This amendment has been changed many times to suit the needs of the people. Some of those are searching cars, mobile homes, trash and searches that are conducted by consent. The other aspect that is covered in the Fourth Amendment is on search warrants. The Fourth Amendment states that: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Thus juveniles must be presented with a valid search warrant unless they have waived that right. To avoid disturbance and disruption and to create and maintain a safe learning environment, public schools often adopt policies that forbid certain acts on the part of students. Included in many of these policies are search and seizures of school lockers. Lockers are school property; students are merely allowed to use them as they do with sports equipment, library books, school computers, etc. Lockers can be taken back without notice, for example if they are vandalized or become smelly with rotting food. Students are or should be told that schools have the right to search their

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