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Juvenile delinquency

Juvenile delinquent

"Juvenile delinquency" is used to describe all crimes committed by young people (14-17 years) and adolescents (18-20 years). Young people who have committed a criminal offense can be brought to justice. These cases are tried according to juvenile criminal law.

Child crime

When children up to the age of 14 commit crimes, one speaks of "child crime". Children are considered to be under the age of criminal responsibility, so they cannot be brought to justice. However, even children from 7 years of age can be obliged to pay damages and compensation for pain and suffering.

Victim of criminal acts
Of course, not all young people who have committed a crime later become criminals. Nor is every crime a life-long crime. But with almost every crime there are people who suffer damage as a result, who are still afraid or feel threatened afterwards. Other young people are often victims of juvenile criminals. You have to try to defend yourself against drug crime, acts of violence or blackmail in the schoolyard. Anyone who has been a victim should definitely talk to their parents or a trusted tutor about it. Help is also available from the youth welfare office or the police.
Where does the term "crime" come from?

The term "crime" comes from the Latin word "crimen" and means "offense", "crime".

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