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Children Who Murder- Should They be Tried as Adults of Juveniles? - As more minors are committing violent crimes, the question of whether they should be tried as adults has arisen. Children as young as 13 or 14 are committing violent crimes such as murder, rape, and armed robbery. Some of these children are being tried as adults while others are being tried as juveniles and receiving milder punishments. A juvenile offender may receive a few years in a juvenile detention facility and possibly probation following his release at age eighteen. An adult committing the same violent crime will receive a much harsher penalty, often years in jail, possibly a life sentence, with little or no chance of parole....   [tags: criminal justice, criminology, ] 527 words
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Juveniles - As I entered the juvenile detention facility on 150th, I began to wonder about the female detainee I was going to interview regarding placement. I am sitting in a locked room with a desk, two (2) chairs and a large plexie glass window. As the staff arrived she was accompanied with Farouka (the name has been changed to protect confidentiality). Farouka is a 14-year-old Caucasian/Hispanic female small in stature, wearing county "blues" (issued clothing). She appeared fearful and teary eyed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1273 words
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Juveniles Should Be Tried as Adults - ... One might further inspect that if a child or teenager is engaged in so-called “adult” activities, what kind of activities might a child choose to be involved in adulthood. What is the child’s background. Can you blame the child of a heroin addict for having access to drugs at a young age. Can you blame the child of a murderer for acting out. Yes, everyone has a choice even a child. A lot of the children in the juvenile system come from broken homes and family members who have also been in and out of the judicial system making it an easier task to prosecute juveniles as adults....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Juvenile Justice: Don't Treat Juveniles As Adults - ... The juvenile criminal justice system is designed to protect and reform convicts for assimilation into society but with acts of violence as the few stated above, nothing can be accomplished. In addition, correctional officers, those hired to maintain order, incite violence against juveniles who enter adult facilities. Beatings by correctional staffers are nearly twice as likely for juveniles in adult facilities than in juvenile facilities.2 If this seems contradictory of a correctional staffer’s job make no mistake it is; men and women who are paid to protect inmates invoke similar acts of violence as adult offenders against juveniles....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Death Penalty Applied to Juveniles - Death Penalty Applied to Juveniles      In 1643 a sixteen year old boy was put to death for sodomizing a cow. Three hundred and fifty years later, sixteen states have legitimized the execution of juveniles. Four of those twelve states have lowered the legal age of execution to twelve. For whatever reasons the death penalty has been supported by the public since this country's existence. In this day and age of increasing violence, both juvenile and adult, it is time to re-examine the use of the death penalty as the ultimate solution to crime....   [tags: Argumentative Death Row Persecution Essays]
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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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Juveniles Must Accept Responsibility - Juveniles Must Accept Responsibility Are juveniles as under control today as they were in the past. Crime plays a major role in today’s society. The government follows the policy and has always followed the policy that no crime goes unpunished. The controversy that surrounds the United States courtrooms today is whether or not a minor needs to stand trial as an adult for committing a serious offense. These decisions made by the judge or jury in the preliminary hearing affect the rest of the suspects life....   [tags: Crime Teenagers Children Criminal Essays Trial]
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Juvenile Motives for Murder - Juvenile Motives for Murder "There is a feeling that if you commit murder, you can get away with it." (Filkins 2) There are several thoughts about murder, mainly discussed is the question why. "Rather than rehabilitating juveniles who have gone astray, the system often seems to release hardened criminals." (Glazer 1) One consideration on headlines worldwide was discussed by Sarah Glazer is Children killing Children. To me a child's reasoning makes sense, if I can get away with a crime once why not try it again or better yet, something of a higher extent....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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Juveniles and the Justice System - The United States sentences more juveniles to death than any other nation in the world (Justice, 2009) and our juveniles are being sentenced as young as ten years of age. These are juveniles being tried as adults, and something has to change and change fast. The younger generation is supposed to be our future leaders. How will our juveniles or the citizens of this country prevail if this continues we won’t be able to because most of our future leaders will be prisoner. (B, 2005) The U.S made legal history in 1989 when the world’s first juvenile court opened in Chicago (Rank, J.) Since 1990 many states have also adopted the “get tough” approach to juvenile justice as a response to the increasingly violent crimes committed by children....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juveniles: Banning the Death Sentence - As parents the worst news we can imagine is harm coming to our children, but having a child face a death sentence is completely tragic. You think of the life they could have, you ask yourself where you went wrong. You put yourself in the shoes of the family your child has hurt and how they were denied of a normal life. Sufficed to say when a child is on death row their actions hurt all involved. While many oppose capital punishment, we need to look at why we should ban it for juveniles who commit capital offences....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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The Death Penalty for Juveniles - ... 1.2% of inmates are under the age of 25, and 2.6% are older than 65.” (DPIC) With a child’s brain still developing well into the mid-twenties, scientists have agreed that adolescent brains are too immature to validate execution. A unknown writer stated that, “It is not a matter of knowing right from wrong, but more a question of impulse control and judgment.” What makes a juvenile criminal; can they control their judgments. Toronto Patterson was an African-American male who died of lethal injection August 28, 2002 after killing three African-American females at their Dallas, Texas home for car wheels....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Capital Punishment Essay - We Should Not Exclude Juveniles - Capital Punishment Should Not Exclude Juveniles In August of 2000, three year old Damion was suffocated after several attempts by his five-year-old sister and her six-year-old friend to kill him. When the police talked to the two girls, they concluded that it was an intentional murder, but under California state law, "children under the age of 14 can be charged only if there is 'clear proof that at the time of committing the act... they [knew] its wrongfulness." With no witness to the crime, the police only had the girls' word and consequently, there wasn't enough evidence to charge the two girls with murder (Murr 32)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Treat Juveniles Differently than Adult Criminals - Treat Juveniles Differently than Adult Criminals I do not think it is a good idea to lock juveniles up in prisons with adults. For a child to set down and plan a murder for instance, there would have to be some kind of deep emotional problem. On the other side of this, if the child knows right from wrong and he can sit down and plan a murder, then you could say if he is old enough to kill someone then he is old enough to die. The juvenile criminal is rooted much deeper than right from wrong....   [tags: Papers] 1022 words
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Juveniles in Adult Prisons - Juveniles in Adult Prisons A deep look into juveniles in adult prisons. Touch bases on several smaller issues that contribute to juveniles being in and effects of adult prisons. The United States Bureau of Prisons handles two hundred and thirty-nine juveniles and their average age is seventeen. Execution of juveniles, The United States is one of only six countries to execute juveniles. There are sixty-eight juveniles sitting on death row for crimes committed as juveniles. Forty-three of those inmates are minorities....   [tags: Papers] 1610 words
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Juveniles and The Death Penalty - Juveniles and The Death Penalty *No Works Cited One of the most controversial issues in the rights of juveniles today is addressed in the question, "Should the death penalty be applied to juveniles". For nearly a century the juvenile courts have existed to shield the majority of juvenile offenders from the full weight of criminal law and to protect their entitled "special rights and immunities." In the case of kent vs. United states in 1996, Justice Fortas stated some of these "special rights" which include; Protection from publicity, confinement only to twenty-one years of age, no confinement with adults, and protection against the consequences of adult conviction such as the loss of civil rights, the use of adjudication against him in subsequent proceedings and disqualification of public employment (Kent vs....   [tags: Papers] 1599 words
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Juveniles and the Death Penalty - Juveniles and the Death Penalty It was a warm summer evening in a small town in the state of Missouri. John Freshman, a white male gang member fourteen years of age, drives down a street that he knows his rival gang members are usually standing along. John pulls his 9 MM. automatic pistol out from underneath his seat and points it at the group of rival gang members. John opens fire and unloads his weapon at anybody standing along the street. As John pulls away from the area, he almost gets into an accident with a parked vehicle and drops his weapon....   [tags: Papers] 1179 words
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Prosecuting Juveniles As Adults in The Criminal Justice System - ... A case should be presented with evidence, testimonies, and experts to determine whether guilt is present. If the party is guilty then a sentence should be given, but trials, and the criminal system, are designed for adults, not children. “Prosecuting juveniles as adults undermines the justice system” (Young, and Gainsborough). Judges and lawyers lack the patients and training to listen to children during an adult criminal trail. These issues in adult courts allow for predisposed disadvantages for children tried in the same court....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Should Juveniles be Transferred to Adult Courts? - Should Juveniles be Transferred to Adult Courts. 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, chief among them being the value of human life and respect for others. Fear of crime, especially random violence and new wave of "superpredators" by young Americans, is among the nation's greatest concerns (Lacayo 28)....   [tags: Papers] 2147 words
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Capital Punishment is Also Murder - Capital Punishment is Also Murder Bumper stickers often portray opinions on some of the toughest issues facing America today. I once read a bumper sticker that questioned "Why do we kill people who kill people, to show that killing people is wrong?" The United States is one of the few countries left in the world to practice the savage and immoral punishment of death. Retentionists argue that the death penalty prevents persons from committing the heinous crime of murder. It is proven that the death penalty does not deter persons from committing murder, nor does it serve as an example of the consequences of capital crimes to society....   [tags: Papers] 2004 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 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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The Art of Murder - The Art of Murder In "The Most Dangerous Game" and "Bargain" murder happens.  Certainly, murder is one of the most vile, inhuman crimes a person can commit. Many people commit it willfully and wantonly, but few get away with it without being suspected. General Zaroff got away with murder quite frequently, and Mr. Baumer also did. They were both good at it. Zaroff and Mr. Baumer were the most evil people in "The Most Dangerous Game" and "Bargain" because they were both very sneaky and smart about murdering, they both stacked the deck against their victims, and they were both murderers....   [tags: The Art of Murder] 735 words
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Juveniles - Juveniles The Chambers Dictionary defines juvenile as "young; pertaining to or suited to youth or young people. Having or retaining characteristics of youth, childish." The Texas judicial system defines a juvenile as one between the ages of 10 and 16. Juvenile courts have been established to provide justice for anyone classified as a juvenile who commits a crime. Although some argue that juveniles are well served in these courts, it is in the best interest of society that juvenile offenders be tried and prosecuted as adults....   [tags: Papers] 800 words
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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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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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Murder in the Bible - Murder in the Bible The act of murder is rampant in the Bible. In much of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, there are laws that command that people be killed for absurd reasons such as working on the Sabbath, being gay, cursing your parents, or not being a virgin on your wedding night. In addition to these crazy and immoral laws, there are plenty of examples of God's irrationality by his direct killing of many people for reasons that defy any rational explanation such as killing children who make fun of bald people, and the killing of a man who tried to keep the ark of God from falling during transport....   [tags: Murder Violence Bible Crime Christianity Essays] 5987 words
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Essay on Juvenile Crime and Punishment - Juvenile Crime and Punishment     The punishment of juvenile criminals, specifically those between the ages of 13 and 18, in the event that they commit crimes of murder, is not severe enough. Minors between these critical ages in the teenage life who commit crimes of murder should be prosecuted as adults in all situations and locations.   Teenagers in this age group do kill others, old and young alike. The rate at which juveniles were arrested for murder rose 177 percent between 1978 and 1993 (NBER.org)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Murder - In the main room, Sidney walked over and stared at the scrapbook. He turned the pages, causing the officer to pull him away. "We’re here to collect what belongs to you with no side trips. Head to where you stayed and pick up your junk. No reason for you to touch anything else." "OK, OK. I just wondered why that was here, and why the pages are torn out. I'll get my things." The officer watched Sidney gather what belonged to him. Sadness stopped him a minute as he surveyed the room, and pulled the door shut....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 918 words
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The Murder - A long day, as Sunday always seemed, was coming to an end. BA and Liz were preparing for bed, when a call came. A glance at his watch, which read 10:30 brought disgust. "Who could it be at this hour. Couldn’t I pretend we aren't home and let the answering machine pick up?" His fingers drummed irritably on the phone before he answered with no friendliness. “Yes.” The voice on the other end he didn’t recognize. "Somethin’ awful happened to Sally. Better git over there quick," and hung up. BA slammed the phone back into the charger....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1273 words
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The Murder - As BA reached the hospital parking lot exit, his cell phone buzzed. His watch read 10:22; so much for intentions. The unplanned interventions in a schedule he took in stride. However, he didn’t expect Liz to be calling. "Bernie, Harry asked for you to call him. The number is 555-1346, extension 22." "Have they learned something regarding Sally's murder?" “Sharon Connors passed away last night. Harry has a couple questions he wants to ask." "That surprises me. Sick yes, but didn't give the impression of being anywhere near death." "I know....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1229 words
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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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Social Order in P.D. James’ A Mind To Murder - P.D. James’ A Mind To Murder - Social Order One of the basic assumptions underlying any detective novel is a sense of social order. The novelist assumes that the reader agrees that killing people is wrong; it does not matter if the victims are exemplary citizens or odious individuals, it is the mere act of snuffing out another’s life that is against the social order. In P.D. James’ A Mind To Murder, Nurse Marion Bolam’s murder of her stuffy and self-righteous cousin Enid illustrates a situation where the nurse and her invalid mother had suffered from her cousin’s stinginess; James gives us a clear look at the murderer’s fear that if Enid had been given time to change her will as she had threatened to do, the Marion and her mother would never get the money to which they considered themselves entitled....   [tags: P.D. James A Mind To Murder] 1470 words
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Juvenile Homicide - ... Conduct disorder is a psychiatric disorder that causes behavioral and emotional problems in youngsters, causing them to have a hard time following rules, and behaving in a socially acceptable way. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy level, thinking and behavior. Both disorders were defined by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Glossary of Symptoms and Illnesses, 2010). Conduct disorder can often cause a child to become anti-social, and non-empathetic....   [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 - ... However, the transfer laws do not lower the juvenile crime rates. For example, in New York a law that sent violent juvenile offenders to criminal courts did not have an effect on violent juvenile crime. Serious crimes presented before the adult criminal court included murder, assault, burglary, rape and arson. In other cases, young offenders become aware of the consequences once tried in the adult courts. When committing the crimes, they think that they will receive light punishments imposed by juvenile courts but when referred to adult courts, the youth tend to become more responsible....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Juvenile Courts - ... The difference in laws in different States is because of the different ideas and beliefs that people have. Because states are made up of different kinds of people who differ in the way they think and what they believe in hence should be given a chance of choosing the way they are to be governed. Another reason for differences in juvenile laws is the state’s history, for example Texas has strict laws due to its history of violence. If the violence rates in a state are high, it develops very strict laws with an aim of putting an end to criminal activities....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Murder of Helen Jewett by Patricia Cline Cohen - The Murder of Helen Jewett by Patricia Cline Cohen      In The Murder of Helen Jewett, Patricia Cohen uses one of the most trivial murders during the 1800’s to illustrate the sexiest society accommodations to the privileged, hypocritical tunneled views toward sexual behavior, and the exploitation of legal codes, use of tabloid journalism, and politics. Taking the fact that woman was made from taking a rib from man was more than biblical knowledge, but incorporated into the male belief that a woman’s place is determined by the man....   [tags: Murder Helen Jewett Cohen Essays] 1471 words
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Murder - Murder Murder is the most vindictive crime society can commit. Society often wonders, what makes an individual want to commit such a crime. As individuals in society, the belief of being born a murderer is false. No one is born a murderer; society gives birth to that murderer. In Ted Bundy’s case the lack of parental guidance and constant rejection of women contributed to him evolving into a vicious serial killer. Bundy was a man who let his fantasies run his life, he believed that life was a game....   [tags: Papers] 1948 words
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Life Without Parole for Juveniles - ... 274). Butler also points out that “it is notoriously difficult to predict future dangerousness, especially based on a homicide committed by a teen” (p. 276). This point is one of the strongest arguments against JLWOP. It is commonly accepted that the brains and bodies of adolescents are not fully developed. As a result of this, it does not make sense for a child or teen to be treated the same way as an adult- in everyday life, minors are not expected to work full time jobs, and they cannot serve in the military, consume alcohol, or smoke tobacco products....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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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] 2373 words
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Not All Offenders Should be Labeled Juvenile Delinquents - Not All Offenders Should be Labeled Juvenile Delinquents Juvenile delinquency is a critical concern to the general public. When adolescents commit crimes or are accused of an offense, they automatically become labeled criminals, delinquents, and deviants in the eyes of the courts, of the state, and of various people. However, is it fair to label them as such. When a status offense such as curfew, vandalism, or even disorderly conduct, is committed, the child should not be labeled a delinquent....   [tags: Papers] 507 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 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 Death Penalty - ... Simmons was 17 at the time the crime occurred. He was tried as an adult, convicted of murder and sentenced to capital punishment. In light of recent state legislatures changing their law to increase the minimum age for a death sentence, Simmons’ lawyers petitioned the United States Supreme Court to reevaluate their stance on the juvenile death penalty. The Supreme Court granted certiorari. This time, new scientific and psychosocial evidence was presented to demonstrate that the brain continues to develop well into late adolescence (Aronson, 2007)....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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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 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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Is a Murder Worth a Murder - In the short story “A Hanging” by George Orwell, an execution is about to occur in Burma. A man who is has committed an unnamed crime is about to receive the ultimate punishment of death. The story describes in great detail his short walk to the gallows where he will face his death. Everyone in the prison camp knows what is to come and all have a somber feeling in their hearts. The jail superintendent wants the death to proceed quickly so that the day can go on as normal. As a young magistrate watches the painful walk, he notices the prisoner walks around a puddle....   [tags: Capital Punishment] 698 words
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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 - 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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Research Article Analysis: Juveniles in Prison - Research Article Analysis This research analysis is meant to measure the effects of this particular program against the goals it set out to accomplish as a means of contributing to subsequent decision making about the program and improving future programming. This applied research study is an evaluation research project of social science that is intended to supply scientifically valid information with which to guide public policy. The goals of this evaluation research are to provide feedback to policy makers in concrete and measurable terms....   [tags: jain, research paper, criminology] 2016 words
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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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