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Delinquent youth

A person between the ages of 6 and 24 who has engaged in one or more types of the behaviours set out in the Criminal Code of Canada (Savoie, 2006). Youth over the age of 12 who engage in behaviours listed in the Criminal Code of Canada can be charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). Youth aged 18 years and older will be charged in adult court.

Source: reproduced with the permission of the Government of Canada

added by
Burkhard Hasenpusch
German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP)

french: Jeunes délinquants