Juvenile Delinquency, the violation of laws or ordinances by a person who is legally classified as a juvenile, or youth, rather than an adult. In many parts of the world, including the United States, with which this article is mainly concerned, young lawbreakers are generally considered to be children in need of help, not criminals to be punished.
Societies have used some form of the insanity defense throughout history to protect people who have a mental illness. But it’s not always easy to convince a jury that someone didn’t know right from wrong. Here are 10 of the world’s most notable insanity defenses.
Ask a card-carrying member of the NRA and you'll get one answer. Ask a participant in the Million Mom March and you'll get another. Ask us and you'll get the research that underlies this controversial topic.