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  1. 1. Satvir Daroch
  2. 2.  Young offenders are aged between 10 to 17 They are dealt with by the youth court which is a branch of the Magistrates’ court For exceptional cases involving offences like rape, murder and manslaughter, a youth can be tried in the Crown. 14 years and over can be sent to Crown where for the same offence an adult could expect at least 14 years
  3. 3.  These are private cases, only those involved in the case can be there Press may attend but are not permitted to publish name of offender. There Magistrates’ who sit here must be under 65 and have undergone special training to deal with youth. There needs to be one male and one female magistrate sitting. The proceedings are usually less formal and parents of under 16 must be there.

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