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Youth Criminal Justice Law, 3/e$60.00 – $96.00
The principle of intervention and sentencing that considers the responsibility of offenders for their acts and calls for a response that is proportional to the offence. Section 3(1)(b) of the YCJA declares that youths should be held accountable, but generally not to the same extent as adults.