Merril Sobie, a professor at Pace University Law School, writes: Today, in 48 states a child who is 16 years of age will be adjudicated in a juvenile or family court, and in most states a child of 17 will be similarly adjudicated. Only two states, New York and North Carolina, adhere to the early 20th century age limitation.
Raising the Age: New York's Archaic Age of Criminal Responsibility
New York Law Journal
September 4, 2012
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