What is Juvenile?

The term 'juvenile' refers to individuals who haven't reached the age of 18 and are classified as minors according to the law.

When juveniles are involved in criminal activities, they are typically subjected to different procedures than adults, with an emphasis on rehabilitation instead of punishment.

The juvenile justice system strives to provide a range of services and programs that take into account the unique circumstances and needs of young offenders.

This includes access to education, mental health treatment, and counseling, as well as life and social skills programs that can help prevent future criminal behavior.

There are some cases, such as those involving serious crimes like murder or rape, where juveniles can be tried as adults.

However, the appropriateness and effectiveness of this approach are still being debated, particularly regarding whether it's a violation of their rights as minors or if it can help reduce crime rates.