Filed Under: Criminal Law

1 definition found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).

For the purposes of the YCJA refers to a person under twelve years of age who cannot be charged with a criminal offence. The term “child” is sometimes used more broadly, for example, in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to refer to anyone under eighteen (that is, not an adult).

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