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Read the passage below carefully and answer the question that follows. Delinquency describes actions that would not be crime if performed by adults. If a young person performs one of such actions, then he has committed a crime. Delinquency is one of several status offences that can be committed only by people in particular stations of life as determined by profession of a person's role in society. For young people, such offences include drinking, driving and smoking underage. Usually, they are of perhaps only to the extent that they help to preserve some of the good things of life for the exclusive enjoyment of the adult world. Delinquency is therefore, a weapon forged in adult minds and directed by adult hands against young people. It is borne out of envy, adult pride and intolerance. If the world changed overnight and the responsibility to make and enforce laws fell on juvenile shoulders, the adults should expect a raw deal in return. Delinquency will then, certainly, refer only to many of the adult actions now freely committed by them.Status offences are those that can be committed by

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A) all adults

B) juveniles only

C) delinquent juveniles

D) specific classes of people


The correct answer is D.


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