Juvenile Offenses

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The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits unlawful search and seizure. There are many ways in which a search and seizure can be unlawful, from the illegal search of a person to the unlawful seizure of property from an alleged criminal suspect’s home or motor vehicle. One of the more contentious issues concerning the Fourth Amendment and its protection is the practice of “stop and frisk.” In 2013, The New York Times published an article about the prevalence of racial discrimination in “stop and frisk” procedures and programs. Despite the fact that a New York court found the NYPD’s...
“Sexting” is the practice of sending and receiving sexually charged and sexually explicit text, images, and videos. Sexting can be done via text message, email, through social media, or through other means. Many different actions fall into the category of “sexting.” These include: Knowingly possessing an image or video of a minor engaged in sexual activity or posing in a sexual manner; Sharing, selling, or promoting a sexually explicit image or video of a minor; and Encouraging, coercing, or persuading a minor to share sexually explicit images or videos or him- or herself or to create this type of imagery...