CRIMINAL PROTECTION FOR JUVENILES (A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE JORDANIAN JUVENILE LAW NO. (32) OF 2014)
The study aimed to clarify the concept of the juvenile according to International conventions and Jordanian legislation, identify the scope of juvenile delinquency, review the guarantees for juveniles granted by the Jordanian legislator, in terms of the authority competent to investigate the juvenile, and indicate how to investigate him, how to arrest him and where he is deposited upon arrest, and how to submit him to the Personality Study Office and refer him to the competent court, and other guarantees. The results of the study indicated that the juvenile is everyone under the age of eighteen, the juvenile delinquent is the person who falls within criminal responsibility and has not reached the age of civil capacity, and that Jordanian legislator is in the juvenile’s best interest, protection, reform, rehabilitation and care. The Jordanian legislator created a competent authority to investigate juvenile crimes, in addition to the presence of a probation officer at all stages of the investigation and trial of the juvenile, and to study the personality of the juvenile and economic and social conditions surrounding him to reach the circumstances that led him to commit the crime. The Jordanian legislator also ensures that the juvenile receives a fair trial by making his trial confidential, and the juvenile may not be tried without the invitation of one of his parents, guardians, or custodians, and in the presence of the probation officer and the juvenile’s lawyer. In light of the results obtained. It was recommended that the preliminary investigation stage with events be given special importance, and include the Jordanian Juvenile Law the procedures that the competent investigative authority must take in the investigation of the delinquent juvenile, as it is noted that the Jordanian Juvenile Law No. (32) Of 2014 has paid more attention to the juvenile trial stage than to the investigation stage, which is the basis on which the juvenile stage is based. Fair trial for juvenile delinquent.
Juveniles, International law, Jordanian Juvenile Law No. (32) Of 2014, Criminal protection.