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Juvenile Crimes Archives

Teenagers may be tried as adults in New Jersey murder case

Juvenile law cases often involve different legal strategies from adult criminal cases. It is important for those accused, as well as their families, to fully understand the charges brought against them and all of their legal options.

Hackensack police officer works to prevent juvenile crime

In an effort to minimize the number of juvenile crimes that take place in the Hackensack school district, a school police officer called a "school resource officer," was hired 24 years ago to patrol the halls of the Hackensack school system. Now that officer is retiring and he says he has seen major changes.

New Jersey anti-bullying law did not prevent recent incidents

September marked the implementation of New Jersey's new anti-bullying law, considered the toughest legislation against bullying in the nation. The law was enacted as a response to the 2010 suicide of a gay Rutgers University student who was spied on by his roommate who used a remote webcam to tape the student's romantic encounter with another man.

Rules for trying juveniles as adults debated by legislators

In New Jersey, anyone age 17 or younger is considered a juvenile. Defendants age 16 and older who have been accused of juvenile crimes including homicide, kidnapping, aggravated assault, or other violent crimes, can be transferred to adult court. Who is responsible for deciding if a child should be transferred to adult court was recently debated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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