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The juvenile justice system in Illinois

In the state of Illinois, a person under the age of 16 is considered a juvenile. In addition to an upper age limit, the juvenile justice system also sets a lower age limit. In most jurisdictions, the lower age is set at six or seven. This is because young children are not capable of criminal intent, also known as mens rea. Additionally, young children are not able to distinguish right from wrong, or dolci incapax, in legal terms. If a young person allegedly commits a juvenile crime, it is important in the perspective of the legal system whether or not the person is considered an adult or a juvenile.

With new year, new juvenile crime laws are on Illinois books

The beginning of a new year marks different things for different people. Undoubtedly, thousands of people in Illinois and throughout the world are on day three of what they hope will be the diet regimen that will finally do the weight-loss trick.

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