September 22, 2022 In Advice and Consultancy, Anticipatory Bail

Determination of Age in Juvenile Justice Act,2015

Introduction Age determination is of paramount importance for ascertaining whether an accused comes  within the purview of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 or not. The Act of 2015 grants minor accused of committingcrimes some special privileges. The “judicial waiver” system, which permits treating juvenile criminals as adults if they are suspected of committing a heinous crime, has increased the significance of age determination (between 16-18 years of age). The provisions for age determination lean strongly in favor of juvenile offenders. In…