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There is a national standard that all states follow when handiling juvenile offenders?

true or false

True?

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  1. No. Criminal laws vary from state to state. The Supreme Court has ruled that automatic life imprisonment for murder committed by juveniles is unconstitutional. Otherwise, it varies.

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    posted by Reed
  2. Thank you, I thought false at first because certain states don't go by it.

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  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_juvenile_justice_system

    Read this for a brief summary/history of juvenile justice in the United States. It's interesting!

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