December 1954
Congressional Digest;Dec54, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p298
Three major Federal statutes are in effect which control the handling of the juvenile delinquent by U.S. The first of these is the Surrender Statute of 1932. Juvenile act of 1938 defines a juvenile as a person who has not attained his eighteenth birthday, and juvenile delinquency is violation of a law of the U.S., committed by a juvenile and not punishable by death or life imprisonment. Federal Youth Corrections Act maintains that the court is of the opinion that the youth offender does not need commitment, it may place the youth on probation.


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