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Juvenile Homicide: A Search for Acceptance - “Existence.....what a strange word. He, set out by determination & curiosity, knows no existence, knows nothing [relevant] to himself. The petty destinations of others & everything on this world, in this world, he knows the answers to. Yet they have no purpose to him. He seeks knowledge of the unthinkable, of the [indefinable], of the unknown. He explores the everything...using his mind, the most powerful tool known to him. Not a physical barrier blocking the limits of exploration, time thru thought thru dimensions....the everything is his realm....   [tags: Juvenile Crime]
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Introduction The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is a leader in research leading to better treatments and cures for type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. JDRF is a volunteer-driven, staff lead organization with chapters throughout the U.S. and affiliates in eight countries. In FY2009, almost one-third of the research programs and projects JDRF supports were outside the U.S. (approximately $29 million) This strategic plan is being developed to explore the potential of raising additional funds for research in countries outside the U.S., and to make recommendations about the best methods to do so....   [tags: Juvenile Diabetes] 1616 words
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History of the Juvenile Justice System - ... The 20th century brought some changes, like the development of personalized diagnosis and healing, new kinds of rehabilitative treatment, and enhanced educational indoctrination, but the congregate model of concentrating large numbers of juvenile offenders in a single institute has remained (Myers, 2008). These early reforms to the justice system were made because a newly discovered certainty that society had a liability to recuperate the lives of its youthful offenders before they became immersed in the criminal doings they were taking apart of....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System Development]
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The Benefits of Juvenile Sentencing to Service - Sentencing to Service (STS) is a sentencing option available to most Courts where a convicted offender "works off” his/her fine by performing a specified number of hours of public service work under the supervision of a work crew leader employed by the state or a local corrections agency. Courts may also sentence offenders to STS rather than jail or workhouse time. STS was established in 1986 by the Minnesota Department of Corrections along with several County Sheriff’s Departments, community corrections, Courts and local governments....   [tags: Sentencing to Service, Juvenile delinquency, ]
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Juvenile Prostitution Crimes - Juvenile prostitution could be define as the time in which a teenage under the age of 18 engage in sexual activities in exchange of money, property, or for mainly other reason than satisfy one emotional or sexual needs. When we think of juvenile prostitution we usually think that these grills sell their self for pleasure or because they want to but, the reality is that this crime is escalating to a level that our teenagers are becoming like slave in the 2009 this crime is getting worst and our community is not concern that this people are usually tacking our teenagers to prostitute them....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, criminal justice, crimes, ]
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The Harmful Effects of Juvenile Prostitution - Juvenile prostitution is a great problem and not many people are aware of it. In some cases juvenile prostitution start as a voluntary act but in other cases there are grills ho are being kidnap just with the purpose of selling them for sex. I personally pick to inform you about juvenile prostitution because I am interested in making a difference in our teenager’s world I want them to walk freely on the street. I am tired of seeing how people take advantage of inoffensive and inexperience teenagers....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, Prostitution, Criminal Just]
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Proposal to Cut Down Juvenile Crime - The problem of juvenile violence has become one of the most overwhelming problems of our time for Texas and for the United States. The problem is spread throughout the United States. The serious crimes are usually thought to be problems of the urban city, but this is no longer a problem just for the inner city. The problem has spread through the suburban areas of the city in cases just like the first example. Citizens are spending tons of money trying to fight the problem on their own. They purchase everything they can to combat crime....   [tags: Juvenile Crime, social reform, Texas law] 2373 words
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Adolescence and Juvenile Delinquency - Adolescence and Juvenile Delinquency Missing Works Cited I couldn't begin to cover all the possible reasons that may cause an adolescent to become a "juvenile delinquent." During my research, I found that the term juvenile delinquency is defined a number of ways. Mosby's Medical Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary summed up juvenile delinquency best with this definition; "resistant antisocial, illegal, or criminal behavior by children or adolescents to the degree that it cannot be controlled or corrected by the parents, endangers others in the community, and becomes the concern of a law enforcement agency"(1994)....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquent Crime] 1647 words
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Should the Death Penalty Apply to Juvenile Criminals? - Day after day in this country there is a debate going on about the death penalty and whether we as people have the right to decide the fate of another persons life. When we examine this issue we usually consider those we are arguing about to be older men and women who are more than likely hardened criminals with rap sheets longer than the height we stand (Farley & Willwerth, 1998). They have made a career of crime, committing it rather than studying it, and somewhere along the line a jury of their peers decided enough was enough....   [tags: Juvenile Delinquency]
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Solutions to Juvenile Crime - Solutions to Juvenile Crime Crime is a plague that has haunted American citizens for centuries. The severity of crime has ranged from running a red light to cold blooded murder. Statistics indicate that crime rates have been on the rise in the previous decades, especially juvenile crime. Statistics show that, ‘the number of youths aged 14 and younger who have been charged with homicide has jumped by 43 percent in the past twenty years’ (Kids With No Hope, No Fear, No Rules, And No Life, 2)....   [tags: Crime Juvenile Violence Civil Liberties Essays]
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Courts of Healing Justice: Juvenile, Family, and Drug Courts - Courts of healing justice are specialized courts that deal in specific types of offenders. The ones that will be covered here are juvenile courts, family courts, and drug courts. These courts keep these specific types of cases out of the general courts. Their goal is to try to heal the offender of what is causing them to offend instead of just locking them up. They are also referred to courts of second chance. These courts work with social services and law enforcement agencies to provide special attention to the offender’s problems (Kinsella, 2004)....   [tags: juvenile court, family court, criminal justice sy] 765 words
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Boot Camps and Juvenile Crime - Boot Camps and Juvenile Crime Five years ago, responding to an increase in serious juvenile crime, the state of Maryland initiated one of the nation's largest boot camp programs for teenage criminals. The program, called the Leadership Challenge, quickly became the model for other states. But last week, after reviewing a task force report that documented instances of physical abuse at their camps, Maryland officials appeared on the verge of conceding that the current initiative was a failure. Military-style discipline may work as punishment at juvenile boot camps, but it has not been effective as rehabilitation....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Boot Camps Incarceration Essays] 1134 words
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Juvenile Criminals Should Not Be Tried as Adults - Juvenile Criminals Should Not Be Tried as Adults Today?s court system is left with many difficult decisions. One of the most controversial being whether to try juveniles as adults or not. With the number of children in adult prisons and jails rising rapidly, questions are being asked as to why children have been committing such heinous crimes and how will they be stopped. The fact of the matter is that it is not always the children's fault for their poor choices and actions; they are merely a victim of their environment or their parents....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Jail Prison Essays]
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Juvenile Delinquency - The juvenile delinquency term has come to imply disgrace in today's society. An underage offender can be labeled a delinquent for breaking any number of laws, ranging from robbery to running away from home. To help better understand the rights that a juvenile is entitled to, the following situations faced by the criminal justice system when dealing with juvenile detainees will be examined. The two main areas of discussion include; juvenile’s rights at time of arrest and additional protections afforded to the juvenile....   [tags: Crime & Punishment]
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Juvenile Court - The first juvenile court was established in Illinois in 1899. In the late 18th century children as young as seven could stand trial in criminal court and could be sentenced to prison or death. The perception of children was later changed and they were viewed as persons with undeveloped moral and cognitive capacities. This allowed the state of Illinois to intervene in the lives of children providing protection and care or supervision. The mission to help children in trouble was clearly stated in the laws that established juvenile courts....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1128 words
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Juvenile Courts - There is ongoing debate as to what should be done with juvenile courts. Should juvenile courts be abolished or just reformed. There are a number of reasons offered for each viewpoint, and the ultimate goal is trying to figure out which option would be most beneficial for juveniles. Juvenile delinquency is a continuous problem in the United States. It is also considered an issue that all of society needs to take part in trying to solve or at least diminish. Despite the number of social controls that can aid in dealing with delinquency much of the burden is placed on the juvenile justice system....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Delinquency - Juvenile Delinquency Everyday we read in the newspaper or watch T.V and hear news of crimes committed by Juveniles. With all of the crime being reported by the media about juveniles, one can’t help but wonder if all of our nation’s youth are juvenile delinquents. Although there are many cases where the juvenile did not commit a serious crime, there are others where the crime is so bad the juvenile court system tries the juvenile as an adult. Instead of seeking help for the individual, our justice system places them in adult facilities to “teach them a lesson.” The justice system fails to see what the cause of this outbreak is in a child whether it was abuse, neglect, or where they grew up....   [tags: Criminal Justice, legal reform]
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Juvenile Recidivism - ... This study was designed to focus on the similarities and differences among male and female risk factors. This process supported the hypothesis that there are some unique and some common indicators predicting recidivism for males and females. “There were 15 common indicators across genders, including; monitoring, boundaries/roles, self-effectiveness, anger management, self control, types of crime, running away, youth's alcohol use, youth's drug use, peer influence, peers' substance use, educational goals, current attendance, suspensions, and sexual activity....   [tags: delinquency, rehabilitation, Risks Assessment]
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Juvenile Crimes - ... Edward Zigler states that the 1970s brought a wave of change to the nation’s juvenile justice system. Common alternatives were counseling, social work, and restitution programs in which offenders were obliged to compensate their victims by fines or community service. Programs that concentrate on training children in classroom social skills and teaching alternatives to aggressive behavior have shown some promise (n.pag). Charles Puzzanchera indicates that in 2008 law enforcement agencies in the United States made an estimated 2.11 million arrests of persons younger than age 18 (n....   [tags: Delinquency, Adolescents, Social Services] 1256 words
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Juvenile Courts - Juvenile Courts in United States Persons aged below 18 years are regarded as underage and when they break the law they are not charged in the adult courts. They are charged in the young offender courts which are also called Juvenile courts. For an offender to be eligible for juvenile court, he or she must be under the state’s laws categorized as a juvenile. The age of 18 years is the maximum age at which an offender can use juvenile courts. The applicable age in a few states is 16 or 17 years, while Wyoming State has 19 years as the maximum age....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Offenders - A youth say 13, boy or girl, acquires a gun and shoots another youth who has been harassing them. There is no doubt they should receive some sort of punishment for their actions. However, should they receive this punishment through the Juvenile Courts or Criminal Courts. This is the question, which has no real definitive answer. However, this paper will attempt to address some important issued concerning this matter. Studies have shown that juvenile crime was on the raise during the beginning of the 1990’s....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Delinquency - Main Post: Juvenile delinquency is a problem that affects society as a whole. Understanding Juvenile delinquency is important because it is part of trying to figure out how people in American society should react to it; specifically, in terms of law enforcement officers, their agencies, and State legislators. When deviant behavior becomes "continuous, chronic and widespread it gets perceived as a significant part of the population as threatening to the general well-being of society" (Thompson and Bynum, 2010, p....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Delinquency - A juvenile delinquent offense is an act committed by a juvenile for which an adult would be tried at a criminal court. New statistics give an alarming picture: juvenile delinquency is higher as never before. According to the census bureau, in 2008 there were 1,653,000 recorded delinquent offenses in the United States. This is a 23.6% increase from 1990 when 1,337,000 delinquent offenses occurred. Today, a lot of people demand lowering the age of criminal responsibility and draconian penalties (Jenson & Howard, 1998; Melton, Petrila, Poythress, Slobogin, 2007)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Courts - Serious crimes such as murder, burglary and rape have raised questions as to whether the young offenders should face severe punitive treatment or the normal punitive measures in juvenile courts. Many would prefer the juveniles given harsh punishment in order to discourage other young people from engaging in similar activities and to serve as a lesson to these particular offenders. However, results from previous studies indicate such punitive measures were neither successful nor morally acceptable....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Juvenile Delinquency - As stated by Bartol and Bartol “Juvenile delinquency is an imprecise, nebulous, social, clinical, and legal label for a wide variety of law- and norm-violating behavior” (2011, Pg 139). The juvenile delinquency term has come to imply disgrace in today's correctional institution. Our government is up hold to procedures and expected to come with a solution to solving the delinquent problem. An underage offender can be labeled a delinquent for breaking any number of laws, ranging from robbery to running away from home, and especially being involved in school violence....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Diabetes - Juvenile mellitus diabetes is a commonly a type 1 diabetes. This form of diabetes is a condition with a disordered metabolism. It is exhibited in high glucose levels due to lack of or insufficiency of insulin secretion in the pancreas organ. It happens in such a way that when a juvenile eats food it is broken down into glucose. The sugar has propensity of exceeding bloodstream into certain body cells using a hormone known as the insulin. This hormone is manufactured in the pancreas. Usually the pancreas has the capability of producing a correct or a specified amount of insulin but due to some factors the process can be altered....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Juvenile Delinquency - A traumatic childhood may predispose a child to violence against themselves or against others, in adolescence or adulthood. This information is and has been off the records, but so far no known relationship between the magnitude of traumatic experiences and different forms of violence at puberty. A study published in Pediatrics, which involved 136,549 U.S. students between 12 and 17 has been commissioned to evaluate this relationship. The researchers sought to determine six adverse experiences for which they had passed the boys in childhood and physical and sexual abuse, witnessing abuse or problems at home by alcohol or drugs taken by a relative....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Delinquents - ... Tona Trollinger analyzes juvenile curfews. A curfew is one possible action that can be taken place for both the delinquent and the community safety. In her journal, “The Juvenile Curfew: Unconstitutional Imprisonment,” she discusses practical and natural obligations of the law regarding curfews. The proper term in the law would be prudential and constitutional objections. She states, the law gives insight on the outcomes of these juveniles that go against the law and choose to do what they want to do....   [tags: Government, Community Safety]
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Juvenile Justice and Correction - Juvenile Justice and Correction       Justice has always been the goal of our court system, but it is not always served, especially in cases involving juveniles. The judiciary process has evolved from a system that did not initially consider juveniles, to one where juveniles have their own court proceedings, facilities, and even rules or laws. The juvenile justice system has come a long way, and people have worked very hard in its creation. A juvenile is considered to be an individual, under the age of 18, resembling an adult....   [tags: Justice Law Juveniles Youth Essays]
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Juvenile Justice - The juvenile courts were put into place on the principle that courts should give children special treatment due to their innocence and dependency (Caldwell, 1961). This stemmed from rigid common law in England and its failure to deliver equitable sentencing to deserving children. Through the juvenile courts the king could act like a father to his countrymen by exercising guardianship over minors and thus given special protection, called parens patriae. Children also exhibit innocence and therefore were thought to be incapable of having criminal intent through age seven and incapable of committing a crime through age fourteen....   [tags: Legal Issues, Family Courts] 648 words
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Juvenile Corrections - 1. What are five goals of juvenile corrections. How effectively are these goals achieved. The goals of juvenile corrections are too deter, rehabilitate and reintegrate, prevent, punish and reattribute, as well as isolate and control youth offenders and offenses. Each different goal comes with its own challenges. The goal of deterrence has its limits; because rules and former sanctions, as well anti-criminal modeling and reinforcement are met with young rebellious minds. Traditional counseling and diversion which are integral aspects of community corrections can sometimes be ineffective, and studies have shown that sometimes a natural self intervention can take place as the youth grows older; resulting in the youth outgrowing delinquency....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1357 words
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Juvenile Period - ... 2. Merlin Donald (1991) provided a conceptualization of the changes in cognitive and memory systems throughout human evolution, the four stages of cognitive evolution consisted of: episodic culture, mimetic culture, mythic culture, and theoretic culture (Bjorklund & Pellegrini, 2002). All of the stages, “Expressed in terms of how knowledge could have been represented in memory” (Bjorklund & Pellegrini, 2002, 123). Each of the stages as the names suggest were reflective of a type of “Culture” (Bjorklund & Pellegrini, 2002)....   [tags: Social Learning, Cognitive Maturity]
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Juvenile Criminals - At what stage does the ability to condemn an adolescent individual to a punishment sustaining such a severity that his ability to engage in childhood activities, to enjoy the nurturing care performed by his mother or to such a serious degree that to simply draw breath becomes instantaneously jeopardized by the single syllable of an agonizing decreed. Guilty. To conceive what thoughts circumnavigate the mind possessed by the predestined defendant still unable to obtain a drivers permit, or the parents are unimaginable, both morbid thoughts....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1036 words
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Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults - ... While there are many that disagree with the statement there are still many that think they laws should be more serious. For example, in Littleton, Colorado two teens were charged for murder. Thirteen were killed and many were injured. Bob Levin argues that, “ the Second Amendment protects America’s right to bear arms, it also puts dangerous weapons in the hands of immature, confused teenagers.” Many believe that the second amendment is an extremely good one, but others believe it isn’t. It gives immature, mad teenagers the ability to take their anger out in the wrong ways....   [tags: crime, juvenile court, justice system]
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Juveniles Tried as Adults - ... Across the United States, thousands of children have been sentenced as adults and sent to adult prisons (Equal Justice). Children as young as 13 years old have been tried as adults and sentenced to die in prison (Youth Justice). This is because that children may have committed a serious crime or may have been documented within the judicial system, based from their previous records. In today’s time, we have become quite accustomed to hearing that a young child is being tried as an adult. We as a society are not doing anything good by trying kids as adults, and therefore should not have children be tried as adults because children are vulnerable of suffering mental and physical violence in jails, they are able to rehabilitate, and we as people are ending a human being’s life....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System, Adult Prison]
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Sentencing of Juveniles - The Sentencing of Juveniles Today, we live in a society faced with many problems, including crime and the fear that it creates. In the modern era, juveniles have become a part of society to be feared, not rehabilitated. The basis of the early juvenile justice system was to rehabilitate and create safe havens for wayward youth. This is not the current philosophy, although the U.S. is one of the few remaining countries to execute juveniles. Presently, our nation is under a presidential administration that strongly advocates the death penalty, including the execution of juveniles....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Criminal Sentence Essays] 2565 words
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Rate of Juvenile Offenses and the Juvenile Justice System - ... The punitive approach is the approach that appears to be the most well-liked in society today. This isn’t surprising as the approach shares numerous standards with our humanity, such as: public security, retribution for victims of crime, and the concept that our activities should convey like penalties. Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Arizona illustrates some of these standards when he states, “You commit that serious crime, you have to pay the consequences.” Federal legislation is a primary source of support for this attitude....   [tags: legal issues, shooting, Brazill]
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Juvenile Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Juvenile Delinquency - ... This was in part because of overzealous judges who sentenced myriads of youth to boot camps in place of other probationary measures (Ravenell, 2002). In addition to the failure to significantly cut costs, boot camps were receiving negative publicity over the extreme punishments that they often enforced against misbehaving youth (Ravenell, 2002). Camp operators insisted that, “Strict discipline, physical training, drill and ceremony, military bearing and courtesy, physical labor, and summary punishment for minor misconduct” (Ravenell, 2002, p....   [tags: Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Recidivism]
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Juvenile Justice - Portfolio on Juvenile Status Offenders A juvenile status offender is a youth charged with an offense that is not consider a crime if committed by an adult; this would include but not limited to running away from home, curfew violations, underage drinking, skipping school, or beyond a parents control. Status offenders are usually not incarcerated on their first offense, but violating a court order can find them as delinquent who can result in being place in a correction or detention facility. Juvenile crime statistics are gathered from local law enforcement agencies by the FBI in order to better understand the nature and extent of juvenile crimes in the United States....   [tags: Research Paper Youth Jail Detention] 1512 words
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Juvenile Justice - Juvenile Justice The Juvenile Justice System as it typically functions in America's thousands of jurisdictions is the subject that will be covered. The Juvenile Justice System is defined as that "sociolegal process having responsibility and authority for public reaction to current juvenile delinquency and deterrence of future juvenile delinquency, including within that process the public and private agents, agencies, laws, rules, and policies having to do with juvenile delinquency"(Weiner, 1987, p.12)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Juvenile Crime - Juvenile Crime Introduction Every year, millions of juveniles are involved in criminal activities. According to statistics, as of 1999, the arrest rate for juvenile crime has dropped from its peak in the mid-1990’s. Statistics about juvenile crime have shown a steady increase of juvenile arrests from 1987 to 1994. Although overall crime rates have decreased since 1994, they are still above what they were in 1980. The following paragraphs and charts show the crime rates of specific crimes committed by juveniles....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Juvenile Justice - The problem of dealing with juvenile justice has plagued are country for years, since the establishment of the first juvenile court in 1899. Prior to that development, delinquent juveniles had to be processed through the adult justic3e system which gave much harsher penalties. By 1945, separate juvenile courts existed in every single state. Similar to the adult system, all through most of the 20th century, the juvenile justice system was based upon a medical/rehabilitative representation. The new challenges of the juvenile court were to examine, analyze, and recommend treatment for offenders, not to deliver judgment fault or fix responsibility....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Juvenile Crimes - Missing Works Cited A juvenile is defined as not yet adult; young, childish, immature. In the United States, definitions and age limits of juveniles vary. The 16-20 year old age group has one of the highest incidences of serious crime (ojjdp.org). In 1994, juveniles accounted for 19% of all violent crime arrests in The United States. Although juvenile arrests for violent crimes declined 3% from 1994-1995 (the first decrease in almost ten years), the number of juvenile violent crime arrests in 1995 was 67% above the 1986 level....   [tags: Crime essays research papers] 1981 words
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juvenile violence - Juveniles Tried As Adults 1 Juveniles Tried As Adults 2 Trying juvenile criminals as adults is unfair. Juvenile offenders are not as cognitively developed or mature as adults and, therefore, should not be held accountable for their crimes in the same way adults are. Many tough-on-crime advocates call for certain juvenile crimes to be automatically heard in adult criminal courts with convicted criminals subject to sentencing under adult standards. Such proposals focus on the gravity of the act and its immediate impact on the victim and society, rather than on the inner motivations of the young perpetrator....   [tags: essays research papers] 890 words
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Juvenile Justice - What Happened to Juvenile Justice. There is a great deal of controversy over the trying and sentencing of juvenile offenders today. Many will argue that because the severity of Juvenile crimes has risen, the severity of its consequences should rise; however, no matter how serious the crime is, juvenile offenders tried as adults receive far worse than they deserve. The majority of Juveniles tried as adults are hardly given any form of human rights. Adult jails are not the environment children should have to experience, especially those sentenced for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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JUVENILE LAW - ARE YOU A JUVENILE OR AN ADULT. Mo. Laws make this question very complicated. Some times we might think we are juvenile’s, but by law we can be and treated as an adult. At age 13, you can go to some health clinics and get some medical treatments and testing done without your parents permission, such as pregnancy, alcohol/drug, and sexual transmitted diseases. Most of the time, if you are under 18, you need your parents permission, unless you are married, or in the military. At 15 1/2, you can get a special permit to drive with a legal guardian, but if you break a traffic law you are considered an adult....   [tags: essays research papers] 366 words
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Juvenile Crime - Remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a kid and getting the label "delinquent" slapped on you . Did you ever wonder what it meant . That is what my topic for today is . . . juvenile delinquency. In this report I will: define juvenile delinquency, give the extent of juvenile delinquency, give some suggestions on what causes juvenile delinquency, and what is being done in various communities to deal with this growing problem. The legal term juvenile delinquent was established so that young lawbreakers could avoid the disgrace of being classified in legal records as criminals....   [tags: essays research papers] 988 words
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Juvenile Justice - Juvenile Justice By:Bill In today's society juveniles are being tried in adult courts, given the death penalty, and sent to prison. Should fourteen-year olds accused of murder or rape automatically be tried as adults. Should six-teen year olds and seven-teen year olds tried in adult courts be forced to serve time in adult prisons, where they are more likely to be sexually assaulted and to become repeat offenders. How much discretion should a judge have in deciding the fate of a juvenile accused of a crime - serious, violent, or otherwise....   [tags: essays research papers] 1319 words
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Juvenile Offenders - Children have been described as our future, our greatest resource, and our hope for a better tomorrow. For many Americans, though, children invoke fear. They represent violence, a segment of society lacking in self-control and devoid of ethics and morals, and the failure of the family to instill traditional values, top among them being the value of human life and respect for others. Fear of crime, especially random violence perpetrated by young Americans, is among the nation's greatest concerns....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Juvenile Delinquency - Juvenile delinquents, or youth that have been convicted of a crime, seem to be the norm these days. Citizens, families, and poliy makers want new programs and policies within the juvenile justice system. Researchers have found that the family structure can be a precursor to delinquent behavior, and families do not have the control or blance that they once did. As such, mew measures need to be implemented to help these families in crisis. Rehabilitation of the family unit is the answer, say many, not punishment....   [tags: essays research papers] 2032 words
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juvenile delinquency - Can more than one theory be used to explain crime. Absolutely. From a liberal viewpoint, there exist two fundamental theories to explain the causal factors behind juvenile delinquency. Those theories are Social Deviance Theory and Developmental Theory. Young people become socially deviant by non-conforming. They become juvenile delinquents, and turn against the very system that is trying to help them. Society has made many laws and many standards have been set. The social deviant does not follow those rules and regulations....   [tags: essays research papers] 384 words
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Juvenile Delinquency - Juvenile Delinquency I. The harsh beginnings. Children were viewed as non-persons until the 1700's. They did not receive special treatment or recognition. Discipline then is what we now call abuse. There were some major assumptions about life before the 1700's. The first assumption is that life was hard, and you had to be hard to survive. The people of that time in history did not have the conveniences that we take for granted. For example, the medical practices of that day were primitive in comparison to present-day medicine....   [tags: Papers] 1224 words
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Juvenile Crime - Juvenile Crime There has always been alarm and despair over escalating juvenile crime. In the 1950s there were reports about the mushrooming problems with youthful gangs in the big cities. In the 1960s we began to hear about a surge of juvenile crime in areas that had been regarded as virtually crime free. In the suburbs as well as the inner cities, youngsters were dropping out of school, using drugs and committing crimes. In the 1970s and 1980s, juvenile court dockets became increasingly jammed with criminal cases....   [tags: Papers] 1973 words
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Preventing Juvenile Delinquency - Preventing Juvenile Delinquency There is a saying that history often repeats itself. If this is a true saying, then society will have to deal with the complex issue of juveniles delinquents, who may eventually become adult criminals, as societies in time past dealt with the same conflict. Moreover, if this saying is true then the community in which juvenile delinquencies exist must have the tools necessary to divert the youth from crime. If one is to convert delinquent youth’s behavior, they need to be able to variegate the justice system in order to prevent juvenile delinquent recidivisms....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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juvenile crime - To many Americans today, the country is a hostage-but not from oversea terrorism as one might expect to think. No today, we live in fear from our own children; and these are the same young people who we are entrusting the future of this great country with. According to the Department of Justice report released in November, thirty-eight percent of those arrested for weapons offenses in 1995 were under the age of eighteen (Curriden). In the same report, the Bureau of Justice Statistics stated that in 1995, 3 out of every 100 eighteen-year-olds were arrested for weapons offenses....   [tags: essays research papers] 2368 words
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Juvenile Delinquency - Juvenile Delinquency There is no doubt that various experts can give us many theories as to the causes of juvenile delinquency, including one's economic background, substance abuse, delinquent peer groups, repeated exposure to violence, increased availability of firearms and media violence. However, I feel that the number one cause of juvenile delinquency is the breakdown of families, including lack of parental control over children. It is ironic in America, today, one must have a driver's license to operate a vehicle, a permit to own a gun and even a license to own a dog, but one does not have to have training or a license in order to become a parent....   [tags: Youth Crime essays research papers]
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Juvenile Deliquency - Juvenile Deliquency Juveniles who are incarcerated due to lack of opportunities should be educated in prison. Many young people enter and leave prison with numerous problems on their backs. A large amount of these juveniles are either literate or numerate, which in most cases, stem from school exclusion, truancy and other forms of disrupted education. Thom Gehring a Criminal Justice major looks at a school in the state of Texas named Witham; a survey he conducted throughout the high school proved that the majority of these students enrolled in Witham had a history of academic failure....   [tags: Papers] 551 words
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Juvenile Crime - Juvenile Crime Juvenile crime rates have nearly doubled in most countries. In the news we keep hearing about youngsters got mixed up in shady affairs and committing petty crimes. Firstly they just steal an apple from the market stands, then rob a small shop, next day we learn about a 17-year-old kid who killed his classmates. People are concerned and rightly so. That's all what we do or maybe give them a harsh punishment. It seems that the problem has only focused on punishment and very little on prevention or intervention....   [tags: Crime Social Issues Violence Essays] 697 words
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Juvenile Homicide Can Be Prevented - Introduction For every 12 homicides committed in the United States 1 of them involves a juvenile offender (Howard N. Snyder, Juvenile Offenders and Victims, 2006). Although most American don’t realize it, juvenile homicide is a problem in the United States that needs to be fixed. Even though statistics show that the homicide rate done by juveniles is at its lowest rate since the early 1980’s it is still a problem. Juvenile homicide has lowered in the recent years, but the fact that it still happens is chilling to most Americans....   [tags: Children Who Murder]
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Juvenile Justice - Juvenile Justice Though crime, in general, is on the decline there are specific crimes and group offenders that are actually increasing. Specific crimes such as hate crimes, those crimes motivated by hostility to the victim as a member of a group, based on color, creed, gender, or sexual orientation, and juvenile crimes have become escalating debates. Lionel Tate, a 12-year-old boy at the time of his actions, is a suitable case to investigate. Using his case, I will address the increase in juvenile delinquency, the contributions to the malice acts, the severity of the crimes being committed by youth, and possible, yet reasonable repercussions....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Preventing Juvenile Delinquency - Preventing Juvenile Delinquency The saying is that history often repeats itself. If this is true then society will have to deal with the complex burden of juvenile who eventually become adult criminals. However, if this saying is not true then the community in which juvenile delinquency exist must have the tool necessary to divert the youth in the community. If one is to change delinquent youth’s behavior, they need to variegate the justice system in order to prevent juvenile delinquent recidivisms....   [tags: Crime, Early Childhood Intervention]
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Juvenile Psychopaths - Juvenile Psychopaths What is the "super predator". He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedented coldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator is scarce, I will attempt to give an indication as to the reasons a child could become just such a monster....   [tags: Violent Crimes Teenagers Morals Essays]
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Juvenile Justice System - ... The main issue that legislation and movements sought to address was the separation of delinquents from the adult offenders. In a case of an adult offender the court looks at the act committed. However, with the emergence of juvenile courts the focus is on the delinquent who is viewed as a child, and who needs to be helped. In the spirit of ensuring that trials against children were handled in a speedy and in a confidential manner, children below fourteen years were tried immediately before two magistrates (19th Century Bedford Gaol)....   [tags: Legislation, Movement, Challenges]
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Truancy Prevention Programs - ... The first goal will be to initiate the Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program (TRDR); “The goal of the program is to encourage communities to develop comprehensive approaches to identifying and tracking truant youth and reducing truancy” (Advantage Press, n.d.). The TRDR was first initiated in 1998 as a cooperative effort of the Juvenile Justice Department and the Department of Education and was initially utilized as a result of the issues regarding truant students and drug use while truant....   [tags: juvenile delinquency, juvenile courts]
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Juvenile Bootcamps - Boot camp is an alternative to incarceration. In this paper I will prove that Boot Camps for youthful offenders are effective. Boot camps started in the year 1888 by Warden Zebulon Brockway at the Elmira Reformatory located in Elmira, New York. The warden did this because he wanted to invoke a new way of disciplining and keeping the inmates active. The reasoning that this style of imprisonment worked was because there were virtually no prison guards which saved thousands of dollars. Another reason that it worked was because the men would work day and night producing quality goods that were much less then the competitors....   [tags: Teens History Boot Camp Essays]
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Juvenile Crime - Juvenile Crime In today's changing world there are many factors that affect the Delinquency of our youth. Crime has become a major pastime for a large amount of today's youth. Some of the causes of this troubling problem are poverty, lack of activities, and mental issues. With every problem there is a solution, there is a constant battle in trying to find the perfect solution to help contribute to delinquency. We haven't found that solution, but we have some answers to help contain the problem....   [tags: Papers] 427 words
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Juvenile Sex Offenders - Sexual assault is one of the fastest growing violent crimes in America. Approximately 20% of all people charged with a sexual offense are juveniles. Among adult sex offenders, almost 50% report that their first offense occurred during their adolescence. (FBI, 1993) There are many different opinions, treatment options and legislation to manage the growing numbers of juvenile sex offenders. In today’s society the psychological and behavioral modification treatments used to manage juvenile sex offenders is also a growing concern....   [tags: Sexual Crime, argumentative, persuasive]
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An Argument For The Juvenile Death Penalty - ... They don’t cross their fingers and they don’t make wishes. True juvenile offenders find joy and pleasure in causing others pain and often times killing. The juvenile death penalty does not “kill kids” it executes the absolute worst juvenile offenders. James Bulger was born in 1990. He was a very happy child. He was very loved by his mother and father. He was their first born and they would have done anything for him. At only two years old James was extremely intelligent and had great potential....   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]
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Juvenile Justice Organization - The juvenile justice organization is rooted in the normal criminal justice organization. The major objective of a juvenile court might be different from the criminal court; however, the procedures have resemblance in application. The organizations are anchored in shielding society and seizing criminals responsible for their deeds. Once a juvenile, in this case Colleen M, goes into the juvenile justice structure, she goes through the intake procedure, detention, adjudication, disposition and aftercare (Scholte, 2002)....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 891 words
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The Canadian Juvenile Justice System - Youth and juvenile crime is a common and serious issue in current society, and people, especially parents and educators, are pretty worried about the trend of this problem. According to Bala and Roberts, around 17% of criminals were youths, compared to 8% of Canadian population ranging between 12 to 18 years of age between 2003 and 2004 (2006, p37). As a big federal country, Canada has taken a series of actions since 1908. So far, there are three justice acts in the history of Canadian juvenile justice system, the 1908 Juvenile Delinquents Act, the 1982 Young Offenders Act, and the 2003 Youth Criminal Justice Act....   [tags: Law/Courts] 1184 words
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Social Outcasts and Juvenile Deliquency - Man was created to be a social being. Individuals always strive to belong to a group for their survival. Man has been known to have a strong liking of belonging to a group and greatly fears to be rejected or isolated (Wever, 2006). Society in some instances is known to reject or even isolate some individuals based on various reasons. Such individuals become unpopular, disliked, and sometimes are hated. As a result the social outcasts as they are simply referred to may develop a low self esteem and have a low social status....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention found that high numbers of detention orders were being issued for status youth statewide. The main issue of concern was the valid court order exception to the DSO core requirement was used 2,000 times. This allowed judges to order non-delinquent youth in locked detention facility whose most serious violations involved repeat offenses of running away, skipping school or being rebelling against authority figures. The disturbing thing about this statistic is that the same year almost half the other states used the VCO 250 times or less....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Division of Juvenile Justice Services - Introduction The Division of Juvenile Justice Services is a statewide agency that serves at-risk youth in the State of Utah. The vision and mission of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services to provide youth the best opportunity to realize their potential and improve their competence allowing them to be law-abiding and productive citizens. The Division of Juvenile Justice Services provides comprehensive services for at-risk youth within the framework of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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The Rise of Female Juvenile Delinquency - For many, the term juvenile delinquent likely conjures up images of groups of young men standing on street corners, wearing baggy clothes with hats cocked to the side and boasting defiant attitudes to match. However, some may be surprised to learn that the face of the juvenile delinquent is swiftly changing. While boys are responsible for the majority of juvenile crime overall, the number of juvenile females involved with the justice system has been steadily increasing over the past three decades (Gross 84)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Juvenile Death Penalty - A 16 year old boy is at the peak of their adolescent life, learning and discovering about puberty, maturity, right and wrong and future life goals. On the other hand, a man of 25 has matured, lived long enough to have made both good and bad judgments and has already been in the process of achieving those life goals they once thought of as a teenager. In a given situation, is it ethical to hold these two age groups, with mentalities that are worlds apart, to the same standards and punishments in the justice system....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Social Perspectives on Juvenile Delinquency - ... This assessment can prove to be very passive because it basically helps them recognize their own strength and allows them to build up off their own self-help. The second model for case management is assertive model which a treatment that collaborates both strength-based and assertive while also including the recovery approach, most of the help in this stage is from an outside provider but included the feel of the juveniles natural environment. The third model in case management is the mixed model, which is a combination of the former two models, in this approach the case manager assumes the role as sort of a service broker, this model serves the best because it deals with the individuals personality and their specific needs also when they are being cared for by the case manager....   [tags: legal issues, wraparound program]
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The Causes of Juvenile Delinquency and Crime - The social environment of teens holds an enormous influence on how the teens act and behave. Teens are easily influenced by their surroundings and they look to others for guidance. Their behavior results from that of the parent and peer influences. Parents play a particularly influential role in their child’s life and it is up to them to make sure that they are leading their sons or daughters in the right directions. A teen’s peers also play a large role in how the teen behaves when the parents are not around....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Families and Juvenile Delinquency - ... The evidence is again equivocal. Researchers suggested that the prevalence of psychotic and affective disorders among young offenders in the UK is low (8% -10% for males and 9% for females) but the prevalence for neurotic disorders was high (41% for males and 67% for women). The same study shows a high prevalence of personality disorder but since a key element of the definition of personality disorder is aggressive or anti- social behavior it seems to add little to our understanding of the problem....   [tags: children, aggression, crimine, divorce, family]
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Can At-Risk Children be Helped? - The 2010 Census showed that over 74 million children (or one-fourth of the total population) reside in the United States—with almost one-fourth being children under the age of 12 and one-fourth being youth ages 12-17 (Federal Interagency on Child and Family Statistics, 2011). Many of the decisions a young person makes can affect the rest of his or her life—and juvenile crime is just one of the bad decisions a young person can make. This essay covers the issue of juvenile crime, social work’s involvement, and my reflections on this issue....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile]
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Juvenile Prison Is the Best Way of Reforming - The Juvenile System has been around for a long time. The primary reason behind separating Juvenile from adult criminals is quite simple; the judicial system believes that the children are less culpable for their irresponsive behavior and they could easily be reformed as compared to adult offenders. The crucial role of the judicial system is to critically investigate, diagnose, and recommend treatments for the Juveniles rather than accrediting them. However, because of the increasing number of juvenile arrest for crimes committed by persons considered as a child, the attention that the given to a crime involving juveniles, the decreasing trust to the juvenile system itself and the lauder roar of the society for a safer place to live in, the juvenile justice system began to change....   [tags: argumentative, compare, contrast, comparison]
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