Juvenile delinquency, or youth crime, is participation in illegal behavior by individuals younger than the statutory age of majority. A juvenile delinquent is a person who is typically under the age of 18 and commits an act that otherwise would have been charged as a crime if they were an adult. Depending on the type and severity of the offense committed, it is possible for persons under 18 to be charged and tried as adults. Juvenile offenses are not regarded as crimes and are usually handled in juvenile courts and juvenile corrections with an exception whereby the juvenile case is transferred to an adult court only after a full hearing.
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