What are the laws surronding shopplifting for Juveniles in Virginia?

I'm writing a research paper for my probation officer and I'm having a rough time answering some of the questions..

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    Robinson v. Commonwealth 06/11/1999

    In a shoplifting case where the value of items stolen was established by testimony of store employees concerning the prices of the items as marked on tags, the Court of Appeals properly held that such evidence was properly admitted. An exception to the hearsay rule is here recognized for shoplifting cases permitting the admission into evidence of price tags regularly affixed to items offered for sale or testimony concerning the amounts shown on such tags.

    Jury v. Giant of Maryland 09/12/1997

    Code § 18.2-105 does not provide a merchant absolute immunity from civil liability for assault and battery, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress alleged to have occurred during the detention of a customer suspected of shoplifting. Dismissal of plaintiff's motion for judgment is reversed and the case is remanded for further proceedings, including consideration of whether the alleged torts were committed in a willful, wanton, or otherwise unreasonable or excessive manner.

    The exact statute: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+co...

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