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NCJ Number: 107553 Find in a Library
Title: Laws for Youth
Corporate Author: Illinois General Assembly
Legislative Research Unit
United States of America
Project Director: D R Miller
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois General Assembly
Springfield, IL 62704
National Institute of Justice/
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Publication Number: Publication 203
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Illinois General Assembly
Legislative Research Unit
222 South College, 3rd Fl, Ste A
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using a question-and-answer format, this booklet summarizes Illinois laws that apply to young people, with attention to driving, criminal law, drug and alcohol use, employment, marriage, and school.
Abstract: Laws that govern bicycling, hitchhiking, and driving age are explained. Issues covered under criminal law include application of adult criminal laws to juveniles, the juvenile court, right of appeal, and major criminal laws other than Index crimes that are more applicable to young people. Laws on smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, drunk driving, and marijuana use are presented. The pamphlet details penalties for possession of other drugs. Additional areas discussed are laws restricting work for youth under 16, marriage, parents' responsibilities to children, school attendance requirements, and teachers' and principals' powers. The guide explains sexual abuse and types of sexual conduct that are considered crimes. Relevant Illinois statutes are referenced.
Main Term(s): Citizen legal knowledge
Index Term(s): Illinois; Juvenile codes
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