Juvenile Act

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Published: 1951

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CHAPTER 229

T H E JUVENILE ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

PART I

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Age of criminal responsibility.
4. General consideration for guidance of Court.

PART I1

5. Cruelty to juveniles.
6. Begging.
7. Warrant to search for and remove juvenile.
8. Power to bring juveniles in need of care or protection

before Court.
9. Powers of Court.

10. Disposal of Juvenile by order of Court.

PART I11

11. Provisions as to powers of juvenile Courts.
12. Methods of dealing with juvenile offenders.
13. Special provisions relating to probation.
14. Provisions relating to committal to fit persons.

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PART IV

15. Separation in police stations, etc., of juveniles from
adults.

16. Bail or detention of juveniles.
17. Remand or committal to place of safety.
18. Trial of juvenile when charged with an adult.
19. Juvenile charged with indictable offence.

PART V

20. Power to take offenders into custody.
21. Power to hear case in absence of juvenile.
22. Restriction on presence of Juvenile in Court.
23. Determination of age.

PART VI

24. Evidence of child of tender years.
25. Power to clear court when juvenile giving evidence.
26. Extension of power to take deposition of juvenile.
27. Admission in evidence of deposition of juvenile.
28. Evidence of accused person.
29. Mode of charging offence and limitation of time.

PART VII

30. Court other than juvenile court to have power of a
juvenile court.

31. Rights and powers of fit persons.
32. Transfer of juvenile under care of fit persons.
33. Escapes from fit persons.
34. Contributions.
35. Contribution orders.
36. Provisions as to affiliation order.
3 7. General Penalty.
38. Forms.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

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SECOND SCHEDULE.
THIRD SCHEDULE.

JUVENILE

(15th June, 1951 .) 1011949.
S.R.O. 2211956.

PART I

1. This Act may be cited as the Juvenile Act. Short title.

2. In this Act- Interpretation.

"child" means a person under the age of fourteen years;

"contribution order" means an order made by a juvenile
court under section 35 requiring any person to make
contributions in respect of any juvenile committed
to the care of a fit person;

< < guardian" in relation to a juvenile, includes any person
who, in the opinion of the court, having cognizance
of any case in relation to the juvenile or in which
the juvenile is concerned, has for the time being
the charge of or control over the juvenile;

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