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Juvenile Offenders

Juvenile Offenders. When children apparently under twelve years of age, or between the ages of twelve and sixteen years, are brought before justices charged with offences, the justices have power under the "Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879," to deal summarily with such cases instead of committing the offenders to take their trial at the assizes or sessions. The justices are also empowered to send such offenders to a reformatory school for a certain fixed period, not less than two or more than five years.