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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...   [tags: Juvenile Diabetes] 1616 words
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Juvenile Criminals and Their Mental Health - Mental health treatment among juvenile is a subject that has been ignored by society for far too long. It has always been one of those intricate issues that lead to the argument of whether juveniles should receive proper treatment or imprisoned like any other criminals, and often trialed as adults. Many times, young people are often deprived of proper help (Rosenberg) However, we often overlook the fact that while they are criminals, they are still young, and fact or not, it is a matter of compassion that must be played from our side to help these youth overcome their harsh reality....   [tags: juvenile justice system] 1346 words
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Girls in The Juvenile Justice System - In 1899, the nation’s first juvenile court for youth under the age of 16 was established in Chicago to provide rehabilitation rather than punishment. By 1925, following the Chicago model, all but two states had juvenile courts whose goals were to turn youth into productive citizens utilizing treatment that included warnings, probation, and training school confinement(Cox et al. 2014, p.2). Treatment lasted until the child was “cured” or turned 21. Although judges spoke with the offending children and decided upon the punishment, the lack of established rules and poor rehabilitation led to unfair treatment....   [tags: juvenile crime, ineffective treatment]
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History of the Juvenile Justice System - This paper will discuss the history of the juvenile justice system and how it has come to be what it is today. When a juvenile offender commits a crime and is sentenced to jail or reform school, the offender goes to a separate jail or reforming place than an adult. It hasn’t always been this way. Until the early 1800’s juveniles were tried just like everyone else. Today, that is not the case. This paper will explain the reforms that have taken place within the criminal justice system that developed the juvenile justice system....   [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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The Increase in Female Juvenile Offenders - For many, the term juvenile delinquent likely conjures up images of groups of young men standing on street corners, wearing baggy clothes, and boasting defiant attitudes. 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). Of greatest concern is the context of the crimes being committed by juvenile girls, as arrest rates have increased most in the area of violent offenses....   [tags: Girls, Juvenile Justice System]
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Juvenile Justice- Helpful or harmful? - Throughout the years, the Juvenile detention has suffered from an identity crisis so severe that it seems to be relinquishing its ability to help youth. The United States still puts more children and teenagers in juvenile detention than any other developed nations in the world. As it turns out, it seems to be hurting our youth more than helping them become better for society. The juvenile detention is a really unfavorable strategy for many youths under the age of 19. Not only does throwing a kid in detention often reduce the chance that he or she will graduate high school, but it also raises the chance that the youth will commit more crimes later on in life....   [tags: Juvenile Detention, Identity Crisis]
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Juvenile Offenders with Mental Illness - Juvenile Offenders with Mental Illness The juvenile justice system faces a significant challenge in identifying and responding to the psychiatric disorders of detained youth because research has shown that it is difficult to define the best means to use and enhance the scarce mental health resources (Kessler & Kraus, 2007). According to Cocozza and Skowyra (2000) “Children’s and adolescents’ mental health needs have historically been addressed inadequately in policy, practice, and research and have only the number of youth with mental illness and their level of unmet needs recognized” (p 4)....   [tags: Juvenile Crime, Justice System]
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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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Analysis of Seven Juvenile Court Cases - Children are the future of this country and this world. Children today are what the world is depending on to fix worldwide problems in the future. Youth today is what keeps the world spinning. The United States understands that kids are a huge part of the future by holding today’s youth to higher standards. What is the foundation for youth across the country. Not only are kids a vital part in the United States growth as a whole, kids also play a huge part in America’s criminal justice system. According to each state’s laws, children are considered adults at different ages throughout the country....   [tags: juvenile justice, juvenile courts, youth criminals]
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Contributions of Psychology to the Juvenile Justice System - ... However, the current conceptualization of childhood does not reflect or even resemble prior conceptualizations of childhood. Historically, children were not given special status or consideration, and instead were treated simply as the property of their parents and expected to conduct themselves as “miniature adults” (Elrod & Ryder, 2011). Similarly, children caught violating societal laws were typically subject to the same standards, procedures, and consequences as adults. Societal treatment of young offenders has changed dramatically over the years, and it continues to evolve today....   [tags: handbook for juvenile justice professionals] 1948 words
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Restorative Action for Juvenile Justice Centers - ... Restorative Action Restorative action for juvenile centers can be done through a bit of a system makeover. On each of the levels I previously mentioned, there are definite ways to improve that would be beneficial for the youth in these centers and also for the communities they are released into. This is a macro social issue and therefore it will take lobbying to change laws and advocating for large-scale policy change before things would start to happen (“Macro, Mezzo”). The way to reduce the impact that incarceration has on juveniles is to largely reduce the number of unnecessary arrests, spoken about earlier....   [tags: mental health, juvenile prisions]
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Parental Responsibility Laws and Juvenile Justice - Some parental responsibility laws hold parents legally accountable for allowing their children to engage in conduct that would not be illegal if done by an adult, such as truancy or breaking curfew laws (Shubik & Kendall, p. 385)Truancy and curfew violations are considered “status crimes,” because they penalize conduct that is only illegal based on the status “age” of the person engaged in the conduct. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the power of states to monitor school attendance. Courts have also upheld parental responsibility under curfew laws applied to minors, based on the vulnerability of children and the public interest in protecting their welfare (Shubik & Kendall, p....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System]
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) - ... When this happens, the outcome is an inflammation characterized by heat, swelling, pain and redness that is JRA. The exact reason why the immune system commits that mistake is still unknown but the process apparently has two steps, as believed by researchers. The first step points that something in the genetic makeup of an individual influences JRA’s development. The next is a trigger for JRA’s development, usually an environmental factor like a virus or bacteria. Difference of Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis (Adult RA) from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis The biggest difference of JRA from Adult RA is that people who suffer from JRA can actually outgrow the disease whereas lifelong symptoms ar...   [tags: autoimmune disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis] 523 words
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Juvenile Detention Makes Teens Worse - There are numerous critics of the juvenile justice system, and while most of their denunciations remain the same as those of the justice system at large, an ample portion of their criticisms revolve around the claim that incarcerating young people not only doesn’t work in deterring or rehabilitating them, but makes them worse and leads to adult misconduct. A report noted that youth sent to juvenile prison were 37 times more likely to be arrested as adults (Szalavitz, 2009). Another major problem some cite with the juvenile justice system is that most delinquent offends have some form of mental illness, and that while studies have shown that mental health treatment would be a better alternati...   [tags: juvenile justice system]
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Restorative Justice Policy Proposal for Juvenile Justice System - A growing number of probation officers, judges, prosecutors as well as other juvenile professionals are advocating for a juvenile justice system which is greatly based on restorative justice. These groups of people have been frustrated by the policy uncertainty between retribution and treatment as well as unrealistic and unclear public expectations. As a primary mission, the balanced approach or policy allows juvenile justice systems together with its agencies to improve in their capacity of protecting the community and ensuring accountability of the system and the offenders ....   [tags: Juvenile Justice Reform]
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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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Juvenile Justice Systems - ... (ISSP) This program has high surveillance that focuses on bringing young people a set structure for them to live their lives. While still addressing the risk factors that lead to their offending behavior that often include but are not limited to, lack of education, financial stress, or substance abuse. (Glover & Hibbert, 2009) The eligibility for ISSP is generally for extreme cases of repeat offenders meaning that the juvenile has been convicted of four or more offenses. They can also be put into this program if they have been convicted for an offense that would typically assign an adult to 10 years or more in prison....   [tags: juvenile offenders restorative justice programs]
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Juvenile Offenders Recidivism and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy - According to the National Institute of Justice, recidivism is one of the most fundamental concepts in criminal justice. The NIJ defines recidivism as a person’s relapse into criminal behavior, often after receiving sanctions or undergoing intervention for a previous crime. Recidivism is often utilized in evaluating prisons effectiveness in crime control. Reducing recidivism is crucial for probation, parole and to the correctional system overall. Literature Review “There is no single cognitive-behavioral method or theory” a quote by McGuire, quoted by Pearson and Lipton et al....   [tags: Recidivism of Juvenile Offenders]
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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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Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Delinquency - How would you feel if the police arrested kids all over our country to jail for just crossing the street the wrong way or pushing another kid on the playground. That is what is happening to many underage juvenile all over the United States; they are being sent to adult prisons for crimes that do not deserve such severe punishments. Why they were tried as adults is an enigma and we will explain why this is a terrible injustice. In 1899 children in between the ages of 7-14 were believed they were incapable of committing criminal intent....   [tags: Crime, Juveniles, Laws]
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Whats is the Purpose of Juvenile Justice System? - In today's society, personal responsibilities are held accountable only through explicit knowledge of an action's consequences. Without consequences, no individual can be held liable for his or her actions. As teenagers commit increasingly egregious crimes, the media shifts attention away from the actions of these teenagers and focuses on the seemingly severe punishments they are entitled to. Teenagers accused of violent crimes should be tried and sentenced justly, regardless of age, to ensure the law's equality before its citizens, to educate juveniles regarding the potential severity of their actions' consequences, and to prevent future acts of offense from occurring in society....   [tags: juvenile justice, youth crimes, jury system] 716 words
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The Marxist Crime Perspective on Juvenile Delinquency of African Americans - Introduction Countless studies from respected sociologists, criminologists, and psychologists have suggested several theories as to why juvenile delinquency exists. The theory this paper uses to explain juvenile delinquency is the Marxist perspective of the Conflict Theory. What this paper seeks to achieve is to show how this theory is conceptualized, how it causes juvenile delinquency particularly for African Americans, statistics on African American juveniles, and why it could lead to a life of crime as juveniles transition into adulthood....   [tags: conflict theory, positivism, juvenile delinquency]
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The Impact of Gender and Family on Juvenile Delinquency in the United States - ... It is important to note that a number of misdemeanor crimes go unreported while serious crimes involving injury and/or large economic loss are reported more often. A 1998 U.S. longitudinal study tracking over 6,400 boys for over 20 years found that children who grew up without their biological father in the home were roughly three times more likely to commit a crime that led to incarceration, than children from intact families (Harper & McLanahan, 1998). Others have found that children of divorced parents are up to six times more likely to be delinquent than children from intact families....   [tags: treatment by gender, juvenile justice system] 902 words
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Areas in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System in Need of Updates and Modifications - ... al., 1998). Additionally, the surveyors found that polls done in several states showed significant majorities actually preferred prevention programs, early intervention efforts and restorative justice programs over prison time for juvenile offenders (Schraldi et. al., 1998). This shows that the Senate's proposed harsher penalties for juvenile offenders would be met with resistance and that the widespread belief is that there is a better way to prevent juvenile crimes. Fortunately, the expected wave of juvenile crime never surfaced as lawmakers had predicted....   [tags: pertinent theories of juvenile delinquency] 2147 words
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Juvenile Crime Prevention in America - Juvenile crime in the United States is ballooning out of control along with adult crimes, and politicians and law enforcement officials don’t seem to be able to do anything about it. Despite tougher sentencing laws, longer probation terms, and all other efforts of lawmakers, the crime and recidivism rates in our country can’t be reduced. The failure of these recent measures along with new research and studies by county juvenile delinquency programs point to the only real cure to the U.S.’s crime problem: prevention programs....   [tags: Juvenile Crime 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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Punishment of Juvenile Offenders - Criminals are getting younger and victims are getting younger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, males fifteen to nineteen years old, are being killed six times more often that in 1963. (Elikann 242) Homicide is the number two killer for young men, second only to accidental deaths. The FBI reports that the number of murder victims between the ages of ten and fourteen rose between 1985 and 1992, a 62 percent. (Elkiman 242) Young people turning to crime is result of a combination a bravado, hopelessness, access to firepower, and the allures of the drug market." (Elikann 241) What are the actions that society, and or the government, should take to keep our cou...   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays] 469 words
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Punishment of Juvenile Offenders - Youth violence is escalating in the United States. More juveniles crimes, are sentenced to juvenile court, and then sent right back to where they started The question is, are these juveniles being treated right, are they getting the proper attention. Should they be treated like adults. Or should teenagers, no matter what the crime may be, be treated as juveniles. Many social and cultural factors in a child's life may influence a child’s behaviors. In fact, according to Dr. Noguera, Most violent teens are from lower class urban areas....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays] 537 words
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Adolescence and Juvenile Delinquency - 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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How Should Juvenile Offenders Be Punished? - Children commit adult crimes. The problem is how do we punish them. Should they be treated in juvenile facilities, or punished with adult criminals. In some states, you are considered to be an adult at 17 years old, therefore, as criminals get placed “in adult prisons for more sophisticated training in violent crimes and victimization.”(Pg. 637) The first article; “Adult Crime; Adult Time.” by Linda J. Collier is about how the juvenile delinquents of the world should be thrown right in with the hardened criminals....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays] 523 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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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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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 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: Juvenile Crime Essays] 697 words
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How to Reduce Juvenile Crime - A few fellow students rushed to the corner next to an abandoned truck across the street in front of James Madison high school. I saw a big Hispanic guy with all kinds of tattoos on his arms, neck, and legs turned away from a victim who had been begging, hurting and crawling on the ground. The victim, who I later discovered that he was a decent senior, was beat up. I could see bloods bleeding out of his mouth. He covered one eye, creeping to the pavement and mourning for help but no "dare" to shout....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays]
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Punishment of Juvenile Offenders - How are those who commit violent crimes different from the rest of us, and how did they get that way. We know that race, poverty and where you live have no statistical bearing on whether a child will become a violent criminal, but sex and age do. Almost all violent criminals are young men. Other predisposing factors include the absence of a father, a family history of violent behavior, a mother's poor health during pregnancy, and the way the child is treated. That most repeat violent criminals have a distinctive lack of empathy....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Essays] 363 words
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Juveniles in Adult Court - ... Before the 1899 there was no Juvenile court established. That changed when Illinois was the first to have a juvenile court to have a hearing in 1899. Illinois passed the Juvenile Court Act of 1899, which established the Nation’s first juvenile court. The courts created a parens patriae which is another word for the state as parent. It was created to be the rationale for the right of the State to intervene in the lives of the children in a way that is different from the normal way that the adult court interacts with the lives of adults....   [tags: youth services and juvenile programs]
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The Affects of Boot Camps on Juveniles - ... Founded in 1958 by Charles Dederich, Synanon was aimed to fighting heroin and other drug addictions. Parents believed “that drugs could do far worse things to their children than a little rough treatment could” (Szalavitz). Dederich along with others began to live communally, while promoting the program as a cure and soon developed as a cult. His methods involved a game where “addicts were forced to endure hours of harsh criticism and attack therapy in order to gain self-awareness” (Kapela)....   [tags: Juvenile Boot Camps] 1452 words
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Juveniles and Adult Time - ... Distance between the supervisors and the children can result into the child getting into acts of crime. A parent should be able to monitor their child and try to deter them from committing acts that can danger their life. It has also been known that children of parents, who have also been criminals themselves, are likely to follow in the same footsteps that their parents did when they were younger. Discipline can also play a major role in molding the child into being a better and more successful person....   [tags: legal system for juvenile delinquents]
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Prosecuting Juveniles as an Adult - Multiple surveys have proven that 65% of the most ridiculous mistakes made by an adult were made in their teenage years. Adolescents are known to make mistakes, but when punished correctly, instead of repeating, they learn. Most people believe the harsher the punishment the less likely a child will act out again, but through research and analysis of the brain this was proven to not be true. When a teenager goes as far as committing a crime, judgement should still be based on the fact that he or she is still a minor....   [tags: juvenile delinquents, supreme court]
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Juveniles Tried as Adults - There has always been controversies as to whether juvenile criminals should be tried as adults or not. Over the years more and more teenagers have been involved in committing crimes. In some cases the juries have been too rough on the teens. Trying teens as adults can have a both positive and negative views. For example, teens that are detained can provide information about other crimes, can have an impact in social conditions, and serve as experience; however, it can be negative because teens are still not mature enough for that experience, they are exposed to adult criminals; and they will lose out on getting an education....   [tags: juvenile criminals, crimes]
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Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults - Holden 5 Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults. Juveniles deserve to be tried the same as adults when they commit certain crimes. The justice systems of America are becoming completely unjust and easy to break through. Juvenile courts haven’t always been known to the everyday person. The Illinois Juvenile Court Act of 1899 was the first juvenile court established in the United States (Locked Up…). The juvenile court was created to handle the offenders on the basis on their rather than their crime....   [tags: crime, juvenile court, justice system]
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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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Rate of Juvenile Offenses and the Juvenile Justice System - “Palm Beach County, Fla. -- On May 26, 2000, 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill shot his teacher, Barry Grunow, with a .25 caliber handgun in school. Palm Beach County prosecutors tried Brazill as an adult for first degree murder. The jury found Brazill guilty of second-degree murder and the judge sentenced him to 28 years in an adult facility. After his release, Brazill will face two years of house arrest and five years of probation.” (Klug) Does this sentence appear too severe, or perhaps too tolerant....   [tags: legal issues, shooting, Brazill]
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Juvenile Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Juvenile Delinquency - Introduction Juvenile delinquency is a relatively new phenomenon. For this reason, society’s reactions and solutions to the problem of delinquency are also modern developments. The United States developed the first youth court in 1899 and is now home to many new and formerly untested methods of juvenile rehabilitation and correction. One of many unique programs within the Juvenile Justice system, boot camps are institutions designed to keep delinquent juveniles out of traditional incarceration facilities and still provide a structured method of punishment and rehabilitation....   [tags: Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Recidivism]
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Trying Juveniles as Adults - According to Caldwell (1961) the juvenile justice system is based on the principle that youth are developmentally and fundamentally different from adults. According to Mack (1909) the focus of the juvenile justice system has shifted from “was the crime committed” to “why did the child commit the crime”, “how can we help the child”. When performing as it is designed and up to the initial intentions, the juvenile court balances rehabilitation (treatment) of the offender with suitable sanctions when necessary such as incarceration....   [tags: juvenile justice, court systems, judges]
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Juveniles Tried in Court - Laws regarding the age at which young people can be tried as adults must change because allowing juvenile offenders lighter sentences under juvenile court laws is only enabling their behavior and failing to teach them about real consequences to crime, yet not always in the best interest of the child such as alternatives are. It is necessary in some cases to send the juvenile to adult court for prosecution. But it is really hard to keep kids safe in an adult jail. Also by not giving youth their own separate facility they are not getting the proper education that they need to survive if they are ever released from prison (Gerdes 118-122)....   [tags: juvenile offenders, light sentences, jail]
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Juvenile Delinquency: Is there a solution? - Juvenile delinquency is one of the major social issues in the United States today. Juvenile delinquency, also known as juvenile offending, is when “a violation of the law committed by a juvenile and not punishable by death or life imprisonment” (Merriam-webster.com). Although we have one justice system in America, the juvenile system differs from the adult juvenile system. Most juvenile delinquents range from as low as the age of seven to the age of seventeen. Once the delinquent or anyone turns the age of eighteen, they are considered an adult....   [tags: major social issues in the US]
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Juveniles Tried as Adults - Juveniles Tried As Adults Thirteen-year-old boy, Cristian Fernandez of Jacksonville, Florida was born on January 14 of 1999 to a mother who was as old as he is today. On March 15 2011, he was arrested relating to the alleged beating of his 2-year-old brother, David. At the time of his arrest, David was under care of St. Luke’s Hospital, receiving treatment for injuries he sustained the day before. It states that Cristian shoved his 2-year-old brother against a bookshelf, causing the young child to have severe head damage....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System, Adult Prison]
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An Argument For The Juvenile Death Penalty - When I told my friend the topic for this essay she simply assumed I was against the juvenile death penalty. When I told her I supported the juvenile death penalty she was extremely shocked. She commented, “So you think a nine year old who accidently kills their mom should get the death penalty?” This seems to be many people’s idea of the juvenile death penalty, an overgeneralization and misunderstanding of the types of crimes and situations that would warrant the death penalty. This is not what the juvenile death penalty is....   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]
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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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Girls in the Juvenile Justice System - ... Over the past two decades we have witnessed an exponential rise in the number of girls in detention facilities, jails and prisons; likewise, arrest rates for girls in almost all offense categories have outstripped that of boys over this same time period. Not only is the overall number of juvenile delinquency cases for non-violent crimes on the rise, girls are accounting for a larger proportion of the delinquency pie than they did during the 1980s and while violent crime by juveniles has decreased overall since 1985, girls are committing more of those offenses than they did in 1985 according to (Cauffman, Grisso, & Sickmund, 2009)....   [tags: education, unemployment, punishment] 1189 words
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Juveniles Tried In an Adult Court - Today, the court system in this country is divided into two groups when comparing juveniles and adults. One is the Adult Criminal Justice System, and the other is the Juvenile Justice System. The terminology can be very different between the two systems. For instance; if an adult is arrested, they will be subject to a bail hearing. If a juvenile is arrested they must go through a detention hearing. Adults have trials which can be decided by a judge or jury. Juveniles go through a fact finding hearing and don’t receive verdicts because they are adjudicated....   [tags: juvenile system, court system, criminal justice]
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The Psychology of a Juvenile Delinquent - ... Truancy is not only costly to the juveniles themselves, but also to the government. “The average dropout costs society more than $800,000 over the course of his or her lifetime” (54). Additionally, those who drop out of high school are more likely to acquire legal fees. Children who have peers that are delinquents have an increased risk of delinquent behavior and involvement in violent acts (Hawkins et al. 7). In particular, the two largest factors, when it comes to peer influence, are if peers reject the child or the child’s association with other juvenile Gustafson 4 peers (Wasserman et al....   [tags: therapy, surgery, prescription medicine] 3078 words
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The Juvenile Death Penalty: A Case For It - When I was a junior in high school, I was arrested and expelled from school. I spent the rest of my high school education jumping between online and alternative school. I went to six different schools between spring of junior year and spring of senior year, trying to find a school that would accept an expelled student but also provide challenging enough classes for me. Once my expulsion was up, I returned to public school and finished out my senior year at Lakewood High School. In May 2013, I graduated high school with a 3.5 accumulative grade point average, pulling a 4.0 grade point average from the time of my expulsion on....   [tags: not everyone can rehabilitate]
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Juvenile Justice- Helpful or Harmful? - ... Juvenile detention includes or provides for a system of clinical observation and evaluation that complements the helpful services and reports findings. The environment’s level of restrictiveness is typically classified as maximum, medium, or minimum security. That is, there should be a range of incarceration alternatives for example: home detention, electronic monitoring, staff-secure detention that permit a suitable match between the juvenile’s need for management and public safety. Not every juvenile offender needs to be incarcerated for the goals of detention to be attained....   [tags: identity crisis, trouble teens]
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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 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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Current Views on Juvenile Probation - ... This is done with the insight that both departments deal with juveniles and can pool their resources in order to help reduce truancy and further crimes by catching on to high risk juveniles early before they have a chance to turn criminal. Although these conjoining of departments may be more financially motivated in Illinois and New York City, it share a common goal of serving youth (Peters, 2011). While these current trends show the direction of juvenile justice, they don't mention the pitfalls and problems facing juvenile probation departments....   [tags: restoring community and victim to pre-crime status]
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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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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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Approaches to Solving Juvenile Delinquency - Throughout generations the rate of delinquency has rocketed. The government has reformed different laws and amendments to protect the community. Delinquency has been taken advantage and will remain to, if the proper action isn't taken place. If the government has such an authoritative power, why are the numbers still increasing. The first priority of the government shouldn’t be the safety of community, but the imprisonment or the captivity of the individuals performing the careless acts. From the day the juvenile has been given a sentence till the day the sentence has expired this individual should be given extra attention to....   [tags: Government, Community Safety]
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Juvenile Victimization in Identity Theft - Juvenile Victimization in Identity Theft Introduction Identity theft is continuously growing crime, and over the past several years we have seen a rise in the victimization of juveniles in the horrendous crime. Three important terms which are addressed in this research (that are important to know and understand) are identity theft, juvenile, and victimization. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, identity theft is defined as “the unauthorized use or attempted use of existing accounts, or unauthorized use or attempted use of personal information to open a new account or for other fraudulent purposes (Harrell, 2013).” Juvenile refers to children, typically persons under the age of 18...   [tags: criminal activities]
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Juvenile Delinquency: Causes and Deterrence - Introduction Juvenile delinquency is committing criminal acts or offenses by a young person, generally involving people under the age of eighteen. That is what this research proposal is about. For my research proposal my research question is what can cause or deter juvenile delinquency in first time offenders. I feel that this is an important question to be asking, because in our society there is too much juvenile delinquency and if we can use this research to figure out what can cause and deter this phenomenon then we could sincerely help a lot of adolescents....   [tags: research proposal, crime, child abuse]
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Ohio Juvenile Diversion Association - Low self esteem, poor-decision making, dysfunctional families, poor communication skills, and associations with negative peer groups are all characteristics of delinquent youth (Journal, 1993). The Ohio Cooperative Extension Service Juvenile Diversion programs were designed to address these characteristics in juveniles. The family unit and peer association are the primary social influence on juvenile behavior and the Ohio Extension program focuses on educating families and placing juvenile offenders in programs with positive peer influences....   [tags: Youth, Delinquents, Society]
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Juvenile Delinquency and The Bling Side - ... Only meaningful relationships seem to help prevent crime in juvenile delinquents. The blind side shows that this is theory can be very true because, with the loving relationship that is formed between Michael and the Tuohy family he starts a journey on the brink of becoming delinquent and at the end he becomes a successful law abiding adult. In the movie when Michael is first enteringWingate Christian School ("The Blind Side (2009) - Plot Summary.") the teachers talk about how Michael was pushed through all of his classes in his previous schools and that there is no way he can do the work in their school....   [tags: Michael Lewis, Literary Analysis, Theories]
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Influential Factors on a Juvenile's Life - ... Even after targeted for stops and searches, most blacks and Hispanics are not arrested because the vast majority of those stopped are actually innocent of the conduct the police suspected they were engaged in (Leadership Conference Education Fund, 2013). Sentencing and race One of the most thorough studies of sentencing disparities was undertaken by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, which studied felony sentencing outcomes in New York courts between 1990 and 1992. The study found that one-third of minorities sentenced to prison would have received a shorter or even non-prison sentence like their comparable white defendants....   [tags: family, beahaviors, communicate, poverty] 1503 words
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Social Perspectives on Juvenile Delinquency - The juvenile generation of today has drifted far from the family values that their parents grew up with and tried to pass along to them but there are many loop holes in the generations of yesterday and today. Although, it is not easy to find the true connection between the practices of early childhood development and the social development better known as the recklessness stages of life. Many children fall victim to their environment and end up being a product of the life they see outside their doorstep....   [tags: legal issues, wraparound program]
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What Leads to Juvenile Deliquency? - Studies have shown in the past, that some of the main underlying factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency are differential association, peer pressure, socialization, age, mental health and drug/substance abuse. All these independent variables in some way can said to either directly or indirectly influence criminal behavior in juveniles. Other factors like demographics, race, and violent / nonviolent crimes are also taken in consideration at a smaller level. In many of the studies one would think that race would be a main variable but most research has chosen to only consider it as a factor and not as a main variable....   [tags: crime, violence, abuse] 1422 words
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Juvenile Delinquents Tried as Adults - ... Juvenile justice is a case that is being fought frequently in court due to juveniles being tried as an adult. In the case of Chancy Luna, Edwards James, and Michael Jones, three teens ruthlessly killed Australian Baseball player, Christopher Lane, by shooting him in the back with a .22 revolver. These three teens have no rights in the court of law. Crimes like as heinous as these are the kind that should not be given any mercy when sentencing them to life in prison. New York Daily News article stated, “In the days after the slaying, Duncan Police Chief Dan Ford said the older boy told investigators that the three were "bored" and decided to kill someone for the "fun of it."” Evidence re...   [tags: crimes, understanding, actions, behavior] 786 words
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Psychological Dynamics of Juvenile Crime - The United States Supreme Court ruled on May 17, 2010, that it was cruel and unusual punishment (US const. amend. VIII) to sentence a juvenile to life without parole for non-homicide crimes. The case set before the Justices, Graham versus Florida, was supported by research based on neuropsychology in addition to multiple psychological disciplines. This unprecedented ruling acknowledges that the perpetrators of crime, who are still children in the eyes of the law, have a higher degree for successful rehabilitation in contrast to their adult counterparts....   [tags: Criminology ]
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American Juvenile Justice System - ... Those over the age of 14 may waive the right to have parents present. Law enforcement officials must exercise extreme care in this area because it is easy to manipulate a young person with questioning especially while they are nervous. They may be willing to say what they think you want to hear in efforts to get the situation over so that they can return to their comfort zone. During interrogation, young people are eager to please authority figures and are less capable of making rational decisions....   [tags: model programs and policy reforms]
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The Juvenile Justice System - Harassment, reckless endangerment, and burglary are all juvenile offenses. These juvenile offenses almost always stay on the juvenile’s criminal record, and the offenses displayed on a juvenile’s criminal record may cause employers, educators, and other authority figures to think less of the juvenile offender. As a viewer can see, this one mistake or lapse in judgment can ruin the juvenile offenders chance to further their success in life. For example, juvenile offenders may not obtain the dream job that they have always wanted, get into the college that they have always wanted to, or be eligible for a scholarship whether athletic or academic....   [tags: harrassment, burglary, criminal record]
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The Juvenile Drug Court - ... This manual was originally used in California for stimulant drug abuse treatment such as methamphetamine, but has been proven to be affective with other drugs (Center for Substance, 2006). The Administrative Office of the Courts provides grants for local mental health providers to bid on so the therapy is outsourced from the court to a mental health/substance abuse provider. Alternative Opportunities/Dayspring Behavioral Health Services Monticello office currently holds that contract which goes up for bid every year....   [tags: drug abuse, justice system] 2525 words
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Juvenile Correctional System Success - Juvenile detention facilities are designed to deter inmates from committing crimes again, which is not unlike the goal of adult correctional facilities. New approaches to achieving this goal are being implemented, but the rate of re-arrest is still alarmingly high. It is widely-thought that parents are to blame for their children's criminal behavior, but there comes a time when the children begin disregarding what their parents are telling them, eventually landing them behind bars. It then becomes the responsibility of the juvenile detention facility to do everything they can to rehabilitate the child....   [tags: parenting, beharivoral science]
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Juvenile Death Penalty Imposed - ... Several cases have been heard in the United States Supreme Court regarding the eighth amendment and the juvenile death penalty. We shall discuss and look at some important case law that has revolved around the controversial juvenile death sentence. Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. ( 2002) The Supreme Court held that," the execution of a mentally retarded person is a constitutionally forbidden cruel and unusual punishment." Eddings v. Oklahoma - 455 U.S. 104 (1982) The United States Supreme Court held that," the chronological age of a minor is a relevant mitigating factor that must be considered at sentencing, more susceptible to influence and psychological damage, less mature and less...   [tags: murder, supreme court, sentencing] 602 words
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