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Legal Topics--Juvenile Law

Teacher: Pat Palmer
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A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "guilty plea" used in adult court.
The informal process by which court officials or social workers decide if a complaint against a juvenile should be referred to Juvenile Court.
Gives prosecutors discretion to file charges against juveniles in adult criminal court.
A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "trial" used in adult court.
A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "crime" used in adult court.
Passing a state law that required certain offenses committed by juveniles to be prosecuted in adult court (also known as "automatic transfer")
A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "parole" used in adult court.
Allowed Juvenile Court Judges to waive juveniles to adult court (after a hearing) for prosecution.
A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "found guilty" used in adult court.
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A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "not guilty plea" used in adult court.
___ child occurs when a parent or guardian is charged with failing to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, education, or medical care.
___ child is one who has been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused.
A youth who has committed an act that would not be a crime if committed by an adult.
A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "file charges" used in adult court.
Latin term meaning "parent of the country"; the right of the state to intervene in the life of a child.
A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "jail" used in adult court.
A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "sentencing" used in adult court.
A term used in Juvenile Court that is equivalent to the term "arrest" used in adult court.
A youth who has committed acts that would be crimes if committed by adults under federal, state, or local law.
Juvenile records are automatically sealed or destroyed.