status offenders
Youths charged with the status of being beyond the control of their legal guardian or are habitually disobedient, truant from school, or having committed other acts that would not be a crime if committed by an adult, i.e., smoking. Also referred to as minors or children in need of supervision.

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  • Status offense — A status offense is an action that is prohibited only to a certain class of people, and most often applied to offenses only committed by minors. In some cases, it is used to mean a regulatory offense.UsageDefinitions of status offense vary. A… …   Wikipedia

  • status offender — noun : a young offender (as a runaway or a truant) who is under the jurisdiction of a court for repeated offenses that are not crimes * * * status offender, U.S. a child or adolescent placed under jurisdiction of a court because of incorrigible… …   Useful english dictionary

  • youthful offenders — Status classification of youths and young adults, generally older than juveniles (18 25 age range), who are given special sentencing consideration. The purpose of federal and state statutes granting youthful offender status is to improve the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • UNLOCK, The National Association of Ex-Offenders — (now known as UNLOCK, The National Association of Reformed Offenders) is an independent United Kingdom based charity, established in 2000 to campaign for the equality of reformed offenders. UNLOCK describes its vision of equality for reformed… …   Wikipedia

  • UNLOCK, The National Association of Reformed Offenders — Unlock and UNLOCK redirect here. For other uses, see Unlock (disambiguation). UNLOCK, The National Association of Reformed Offenders (formerly known as UNLOCK, The National Association of Ex Offenders) is an independent United Kingdom based… …   Wikipedia

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  • Legal status of Internet pornography — Due to the international nature of the Internet, Internet pornography carries with it special issues with regard to the law. There is no one set of laws that apply to the distribution, purchase, or possession of Internet pornography. Only the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Status Civilization — is a science fiction novel by Robert Sheckley, first published in 1960. The Status Civilization concerns Will Barrent, a man who finds himself, without memory of any crime or, indeed, of his previous life, being shipped across space to the planet …   Wikipedia

  • Legal status of cocaine — The production, the distribution and the sale of cocaine products is restricted (and illegal in most contexts) in most countries. Africa * In Nigeria, it is a crime to be seen with cocaine. * In South Africa, it is a crime to have cocaine in your …   Wikipedia

  • American Correctional Association — The American Correctional Association (ACA), formerly known as the American Prison Association, is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. Approximately 80 percent of all state departments of corrections and… …   Wikipedia

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