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Status Offenses

  • By: Shenique S. Thomas
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Status offenses are acts deemed illegal only when persons committing the offense are of juvenile status. Offenses characterized as unlawful only for juveniles include but are not limited to habitual truancy, curfew law violations, repeated running away, underage liquor law violations, ...

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