A Child Being Considered A Juvenile Delinquent

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According to Newton & Bussey (2012, p. 2), “at present, there is no uniform age of criminal responsibility (ACR), the official lowest age when children can be held responsible for their own transgressive conduct”. I think that the age of a child being considered a juvenile delinquent depends on a child’s age and the act that they committed. I feel that a child’s conduct graduates to criminal behavior when again, they are a certain age and depending on the specific act of their behavior. For instance, I would not say that shopping lifting and/or graffiti are something than a 16 year old should be considered a criminal behavior as oppose to a 16 year old shooting and killing someone. Society deems children who commit criminal acts

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