Teenage crimes and trials
Juvenile court process
Their solution, which the architect of the plan has said was specifically designed to establish a new precedent, was this: Rather than linking defendants to specific acts of killing, it would suffice simply to prove that they willingly had contributed to a machinery of killing.
The process of bringing people together would generate media attention focusing on the crimes in question rather than, as is so often the case with these trials, the medical state of defendants.
It is time to pursue alternative and more promising ways of justice. At age 18, a person is considered to be an adult in the eyes of the court and will go to trial in adult court.
The Children Act defines the age of criminal responsibility as 12 years old, meaning no child under that age can be charged with an offence. If the youth has committed a very serious crime like murderhe or she might be treated as an adult in court.
Youth cautions Children aged 10 — 17 years old can be given a youth conditional caution if they admit a criminal offence. Until the early s, the creative use of the juvenile penal code would still have been insufficient to bring people like Rehbogen to court.
In more serious cases that come to Crown Court, prosecuting and defending counsel as well as the judge, may take off their wigs and robes during proceedings to put the defendants at ease.
A judge listens to the evidence and decides if the youth is guilty or not guilty.
Juvenile criminal charges
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