Childhood is a very important period in human life; therefore certain principles exist to control its rights. Because of its status and importance, the Jordanian legislator, like the French one, treated it with special attention and care.

The existence of specific sustem regime in juvenile delinquency has three dimensions: The content, the procedural and the institutional. First, in the content, it doesn't seem adequate to apply at juvenile delinquency the same penalties as adults, measures of protection and education seem more adequate.

Then, in the procedural, the specifity of juvenile delinquency demands special courts, specialized in the issues related to this period which are, different from adult s courts.

Finally, the institutional which deals with the necessity of having special institutions to house juveniles who have received the special court sentences related to juvenile delinquency demands the existence of specific administrations.

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