What is the basis for the legal term ‘juvenile’ and what determines the age of maturity (becoming an adult) for the purposes of criminal acts?

This week, we learned about the basis for distinguishing juveniles from adults, what makes some behaviors “delinquent,” and how juvenile offender data and records are handled. For your Unit 1 Complete assignment, write a narrative essay (minimum 1200 words) in which you address and discuss the questions and statements listed below. Use at least three scholarly sources and remember to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections in your essay. Cite your sources in APA format.
What is the basis for the legal term ‘juvenile’ and what determines the age of maturity (becoming an adult) for the purposes of criminal acts? Include why this age may vary by location.What is ‘delinquency’? Explain the difference between ‘status offenses’ and ‘delinquent offenses’.In your essay, provide an overview of expunged records for juveniles, its importance, and the reasoning for it being necessary.Use your text and the internet to research the case of People v. Smith 470 NW2d 70). After explaining the facts, issue, and court holding in this case, discuss your opinion on the use of expunged juvenile records during sentencing of an adult. Include what your specific state’s laws are concerning the expungement and use of juvenile convictions to sentence an adult, as well.