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Wrong Path Right Time: Walking in the Probation Building - Always into trouble and never got caught, I was always doing something bad or getting into trouble as an eight grader at Campobello Gramiling School. Until one day I was hanging with a group of so called friends; getting high on drugs and drinking alcohol. We decided to go spray paint our school because we were bored and didn’t have anything to do. Well, we went to the school and wrote vulgar language about teachers. We vandalized the new school buses and toilet papered the school. Weeks went by and we thought we weren’t going to get caught....   [tags: Probation, ] 773 words
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Past, Present and Future of Probation and Parole - Past, Present and Future of Probation and Parole In order to study the past, present and future implications of the probation and parole system, I had to study the history of both. I will begin with the history of probation and then talk about the history of parole. I will also talk about how probation and parole work in the present and how and what will happen to both probation and parole in the future. Probation comes from the Latin verb probare which means to prove, to rest. Probation was first introduced to the United States in 1841 when a boot-maker by the name of John Augustus attended court to bail out a drunkard....   [tags: Crime Criminal Jail Probation Parole Essays]
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Intermediate Sanctions And Shock Probation - Community correction is a term that refers to everything ranging from diversion before the trial to the punishments that follows after the trial. This refers to any way ranging to non imprisonment yet supervised ways used to deal with criminal offenders who are facing conviction or who has been convicted. (Beck et al., 2001). Probation as well as parole are the two most commonly way of dealing with the offenders though there are many ways such as being confined at home, electronic surveillance, day fines, community service shock probation and residential community supervision to mention but a few....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 2193 words
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Current Views on Juvenile Probation - Juvenile probation is not a new practice, but one that is always getting refined. Over the years, juvenile probation has moved from social workers working with youth on court ordered mandates to probation workers looking to take away the freedoms of the probationers under their watch. There are some trends, both past and present, that point in the direction society as a whole want the programs to go. The current views on juvenile probation are more of a balanced approach, in which the probationers are looking to restore the community and victim to their pre-crime status....   [tags: restoring community and victim to pre-crime status]
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Determining Terms of Probation - ... Along with Drug and Substance Abuse counseling his probation plan has had a positive effect on his recovery. Case #2 Name: Harrison, Gary Age: 29 Crime: Aggravated assault. Received 2 years’ probation, 3 days in jail with a 30 day suspension History: Abused physically and mentally by his father as a child. Graves drop-out of high school in his junior year. A history of drug abuse, violent and angry outbursts and diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. The defendant did have 2 convictions for simple substance abuse....   [tags: court decision, mandatory conditions]
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Probation Supervision: Case Management & Effectivness - In the state of Florida in the year of 2008- 2009 there was a total of 100, 619 offenders who were admitted onto probation and 64.2% of them were released off of probation being successful. Probation supervision is provided to adults offenders who have been sentenced to some type of supervision. While on this supervision the probation officer is to refer the offender to community resources for things they need help with such as a job, some kind of treatment, maybe even drug test for supervise substance abuse, or even using an electronic monitor to know the offenders location....   [tags: Criminal Justice ] 1706 words
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The Theories of John Augustus: The Father of Probation - ... Augustus carefully selected his candidates, and did not exclusively take alcohol abusers. Augustus selected his cases based on age, character and outside influences upon an individual. Augustus’ simple theory was that the majority of offenders were not dangerous and were open to treatment. Finding success, he was able to gain the support of many charities and philanthropists throughout the city. Augustus eventually began helping children, as well. Augustus honed an intensive supervision process....   [tags: investigate, background, criminals] 658 words
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The Changing Roles and Experiences of Probation Officers - ... R. Lewis is a probation officer with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department and is an adjunct Professor at Glendale Community College. Ms. L. S. Lewis is a psychology professor at Glendale Community College and received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. Ms. Garby is a clinical psychologist and received her Psy.D. from Argosy University. She is in private practice working with individuals that have been accused or convicted of sexual crimes and victims of violent crimes....   [tags: recidivism, stress, burnout] 963 words
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Probation Officers Methodology - ... Moreover, perhaps because officers may perceive certain strategies as less time-consuming and resource-intensive, one answer that has been given to probation officers is to encourage them to talk tough with offenders. Essentially, this strategy involves intensive supervision combined with officers threatening offenders with revocation if caught violating supervision conditions. In my opinion, this approach has been shown to be ineffective at reducing recidivism and should be removed from any best practices tool....   [tags: corrections, law enforcement] 930 words
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Aspects of Probation - There are times when almost everyone wonders exactly what the purpose of probation is, what kinds of conditions can be imposed if someone is put on probation, and what roles the probation officer and the court systems play in the scheme of things. If you know someone that is on probation it may not hurt to know a little bit about the way it works and that is exactly what we will be talking about here. Probation is one of the least restrictive penalties among the alternatives confronting a sentencing judge....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Models of Criminal Justice: Exploring the Probation System - Introduction There are three theories or models of criminal justice. The first one is the retributive theory while the second is the rehabilitative theory and the last is the restorative theory. The first basically concerns itself with the punishment of people by putting them in boot camps , in order to deter their ways. Such instills discipline and fear , which in turn reduces crime. The second one believes that working with these people change their ways reduce crime (The U .S . Penal System :Restorative and /or Retributive Justice ....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law, parole] 1855 words
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Probation and Electronic Monitoring - I am doing this paper on electronic monitoring. I am doing this paper because I need a paper to write for you and this is the page I opened to in the book to get the idea. No, really because I believe that electronic monitoring is a terrific way to police probation and parolees when probation and parole officers are so severely overworked. By not having to check in on the offenders as much, because at any time we can hit a button and know exactly where they are, or be notified instantly when they are somewhere they shouldn’t be, it would be a lot easier on probation and parole officers....   [tags: essays research papers] 505 words
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The Los Angeles Probation County Department - The Los Angeles Probation County Department I chose to report on the Los Angeles Probation County Department. The Probation department is apart of the corrections branch of Criminal Justice. I sat down and interviewed a peace officer. The first important question that I asked was "what is your agencies primary mission?" Officer replied, "Our primary mission here in Probation is to promote and improve public safety, guarantee victims' rights, and assist the positive behavior change of adult and juvenile probationers." The probation departments' most important issue to date is size....   [tags: Papers] 843 words
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A Day with the County Juvenile Probation Officer - A Day with the County Juvenile Probation Officer I followed employees of the County Juvenile Probation Department for a day. I spent most of the day with the Victims Information Coordinator (VIC), although I did get to speak with many probation officers as well as the drug counselor in the department. I learned many things while I was visiting the department. For the better part of the day, I spent time with Pat, the Victims Information Coordinator. She is the person that explains the court process to the victims of juvenile delinquent crimes, as well as does all the side work....   [tags: essays research papers] 511 words
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Three Ways Police and Probation Officers can Reduce Gang Violence - Police and probation officers use two words to describe their jobs, to protect and to serve. Not only do they put their lives in danger every day, but also help the community in more ways than one. Some ways that police and probation officers can help lower gang violence is by implementing laws more accordingly, establishing a relationship with troubled youth, and creating programs that benefit their well-being. The root of gang violence all begins at home and then spreads. A troubled teen may be lacking the love and attention from their parent whether it is because they work too much, or simply do not care....   [tags: neutral zone, teen gangs, police officers]
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The Punishment of Probation- A Proposed Solution to the Prison Overcrowding Problem in England - Since 1993 the population within prison is increasing leading to majority of prison overcrowding this meaning there is now a higher percentage of people in prison here in England than any other country in Western Europe (Howard League 2006). This is leading to re-offending as offenders are not able to receive individual rehabilitation because there are too many offenders to rehabilitate. As this becomes more of a problem in today’s society the government are coming up with new punishments which will help to reduce the overcrowding within the prisons....   [tags: criminal justice] 887 words
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Effectiveness of Criminals on Parole - ... Inmates slept on the floor, and some had to go three to a cell. The more crime the higher offenders are prisoned. Most of those crimes are due to drug crimes. Almost every state prison have at least over one-billion inmates in their prisons serving multiple charges to where the inmates doing seven years to life. Probation & Parole “Probation and Parole are good alternatives to incarceration and criminal justice” (probation). The 21st century to me provides good alternatives and opportunities for incarceration....   [tags: probation, forms of punishment]
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Community Corrections: Helping Offenders Re-enter Their Place in the Community - ... Analyzing demographics, income, race, criminal history, traits, we see a complicated pattern of recidivism that falls beyond the officer’s control. The cases of re-incarceration stem from prison overcrowding and a new corporate prison system in some state which brings an easy stream of offenders in, however, a more precarious system for inmates to complete their sentence. Since outdated laws found their genesis in their war against drugs in the late 80’s, it resulted in a prison boom and overpopulation....   [tags: probation officers, prison, reintegration] 651 words
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The Effect of Rehabilitation on Reducing Criminal Behavior - ... Second, the Martinson Report was created based off studies from 1945 to 1967 (296 wilson and p). This report is almost 40 years old, the effects of rehabilitation programs could have changed during this time. Third, if rehabilitation programs can be better understood, the correct implication could help lower cost to the community and state. Fourth, if rehabilitation programs could be put in place the problem of reentry into the community would be less difficult because rehabilitation is seen as less demining than prison....   [tags: parole, probation, group therapy] 611 words
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Canadian Justice: The Youth Criminal Justice Act - Youth within the Canadian justice system lose their identities. Their age places them under the jurisdiction of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The criminal charges identify them as criminals and their “’character traits’ … label [them] for society” (1957:45). Such procedures as pre-sentencing reports, encapsulate their history and reduce the youth to “object[s] of a more or less easy absorption” (1957:45). It is this pre-sentencing report compiled by a probation worker that gives direction to the judge in determining a sentence....   [tags: probation officer, identities, myths]
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A Career as a Parole Officer - ... He or she needs to have good knowledge on certain and/or multiple subjects in government. A person needs to have study in Law and Government because it is ranked number one for a need to know subject. Also the second most subject or knowledge he or she needs to know is Psychology I think it should be ranked first for most needed to know. Public and Security is good to know when and how to protect and serve the right way for his or her community. Of course one needs to know the English language but, in my opinion one should know more than just English, a person should learn Spanish or another language to know if someone is speaking another or different more common language so he or she ca...   [tags: degree, criminals, probation] 1323 words
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Chronic Substance Abuse Disease - Many people around the world are dealing with chronic substance abuse diseases, and are not getting the proper help to be treated. Most of these abusers spend time on probation or parole and then return to using drugs and participating in crimes when they return to society. The Obama administration is trying their best to provide Americans with the proper treatments and interventions to prevent users from being involved in drug use and crime. One strategy that they are using is called HOPE: Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement....   [tags: treatments, probation, parole] 580 words
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Trying to Get Juveniles to Learn from Their Mistakes - On Thursday, November 14, 2013, I attended a municipal court at Mario E. Ramirez Detention Center. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., I saw my brother and other juvenile’s get sentenced for various reasons. Being my first time attending a juvenile court, I was in shock because of the parent’s reactions, the rulings of Judge Jesse Contreras, the judge’s impact, and the overall court situation. Before the court began, parents, some not all, talked among themselves about their children and other topics. In my case, my mother along with only about four other mothers were seated....   [tags: sentencing, probation, life classes, school] 553 words
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Probation, Drawn and Quartered…Anything Else - As Prince of Verona it is my duty to announce to the people of Verona, the punishments and pardons of each of the persons responsible in some way for the death of the Montague Romeo and the Capulet Juliet. Friar Lawrence, will be punished, however under the circumstances, not severely. The Nurse shall be pardoned for her limited involvement. Balthasar, Romeo’s servant, shall be pardoned for his actions. Capulet, is guilty, and shall be punished accordingly, as well as Montague. Although all those mentioned afore have some association with deaths of these two lovers and Paris, for some it was not their involvement but rather a conspiring of events, or rather a twist of fate that led them to...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare] 1276 words
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Al Capone and Probation - Al Capone is the single greatest symbol of collapse of law and order in the United States during the Prohibition Era. The act of Prohibition brought power to Al Capone, which he used to expand his organized crime activities into a stranglehold over the city of Chicago. Liquor trade became very profitable during Prohibition, and the struggle for control over the bootleg empire erupted into a full-scale war between rival gangs in Chicago. Capone gradually came to symbolize all the criminal evils of prohibition; to many throughout the world, he became the symbol of a lawless nation#....   [tags: essays research papers] 1261 words
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Rehabilitation - Walker cites the National Academy of Sciences stating that rehabilitation is “any planned intervention that reduces an offender’s further criminal activity (Walker 251).” Walker breaks down rehabilitation models into two groups, the new and the old groups. The new groups that Walker suggests may have some positive hope are reentry programs, and drug courts. The old groups include probation, parole, and other reintegration programs. Worrall has a similar definition of rehabilitation, stating that “rehabilitation consist of a planned intervention intended to change behavior (Worrall 40)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drug Courts, Probation] 847 words
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Giant Consumer Producuts Inc.: The Sales Promation and Resource Allocation Decision - ... GCP has two brands: I. DinardoTM: Key contributor to the net revenue. Use of quality ingredient and seasonings made this product better than its competitors. Packaging is done such a manner that consumer can directly use the inner packaging for heating food in microwave. This product was introduced in different sizes i.e. 32-ounce, 16-ounce & 6 and 8-ounce as need aroused in the market. II. The Natural MealsTM: It was highly successful regional brand and now well reputed as Organic, low fat & preservative less food....   [tags: marketing, growth, revenue] 1318 words
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Identifying Factors that Lead to High Recidivism Rates Among Juvenile Delinquents - The purpose of this research paper is to identify factors that lead to high recidivism rates among juvenile delinquents. The factors found were divided up into two separate categories; Dynamic and Static. This paper also looks into the foundations and concepts of juvenile probation departments, and their officers, as well as how the juvenile probation departments work to eliminate recidivism factors. Some ways in which this is done is through specific programs geared towards each offender’s specific needs and opportunities that would not normally be available to these troubled youths....   [tags: static risk factors, correctional facilities] 1763 words
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Federal Law Enforcement Careers - Many people studying in the field of Criminal Justice should choose their career carefully. There are many interesting careers that are arising as the years pass by. To become a successful employee you need to be able to fulfill many requirements, qualifications, and trainings. A probation officer’s has many duties to fulfill. They are not only supervising the offenders that live within the community, but by monitoring probationers’ progress. The offender must stay away of any trouble, yet comply with the rules and regulations required....   [tags: Law Enforcement] 1500 words
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Recruiting in Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies - Many people studying in the field of Criminal Justice should choose their career carefully. There are many interesting careers that are arising as the years pass by. To become a successful employee you need to be able to fulfill many requirements, qualifications, and training. The two fields that at this time are recruiting include the Border Patrol and the Texas Probation. These two fields include some of the most extensive hiring process that is out there. A probation officer has many duties to fulfill....   [tags: Law Enforcement] 1632 words
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Community Supervision of Law Violators vs. Incarceration - Community supervision of law violators can achieve similar advantages and prevent the disadvantages of incarceration. There are both advantages and disadvantages to community corrections and incarceration. I support community corrections because I believe it has more positives outcomes and less negative effects than incarceration. Community corrections have more advantages over incarceration and fewer disadvantages. Incarcerating people isn’t working that well and the biggest reason is the overcrowding of prisons....   [tags: Community supervision, criminals, criminal justice] 1231 words
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Fairness and Balance in the Criminal Justice System - ... 1, 1994 (Chapter 15A, Article 81A of the North Carolina General Statues – Repealed effective Oct 1.1994). When the offender reaches the date when he/she becomes eligible for parole, the offenders’ case is reviewed by the North Carolina Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission which is an independent agency charged with determining 1)whether or not to release an offender sentenced under pre Fair and Fair Sentencing and 2 )the conditions of release for an offender sentenced under Structured Sentencing and who is eligible for post-release supervision after serving an active prison sentence.(Retrieved April 15,2014 from https://www.ncdps.gov/div/ves/Intro Parole Commission)....   [tags: community corrections, personal reflection] 1597 words
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Rebound Drug Court Intern - Nestled in the natural ridge that runs between Atlanta and Athens and in between South River and Hightower Trail lays the territory that comprises of DeKalb County (The DeKalb History Center). DeKalb County, also known, as the greenest county in America is located in Georgia. DeKalb County is the third largest county in the state with over 9 cities located inside of it parameters. According to US Census Bureau 691,893 people resided in the county based off of 2010. 23.9% were represented by individuals that were aged 18 and under (DeKalb Census Bureau)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Criminal Justice Fields - Criminal Justice has numerous avenues in which to follow so making the choice of what specific field to choose a difficult decision. This is not a choice that should be taken lightly nor in haste but one that should be contemplated and examined closely. I have done an enormous amount of research on many of the fields of criminal justice narrowing it down to three: Forensics, Probation/ Parole and Homeland Security. For me personally, these are the best three choices given their potential for being challenging....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Evidence Bases Practices - ... This process identifies the issue, and then takes the necessary steps within the community to repair the harm caused by the deviant behavior; in fact, many people are affected by crime not just than the victim and offender. Restorative justice is likely to include some form of reconciliation, or platform to show forgiveness, and offer closure. Overall, the purpose is to analyze the values of the victim, the offender, and the community to maintain order in society. Although crime is contextual, depending on the situation, and varying from location to location throughout different historical time periods it is immensely prevalent in today’s society....   [tags: restorative justice, out on parole] 1634 words
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America Home of Incarceration - America Home of Incarceration The United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the caged. In 2008, it was reported that one out of every one hundred adults living in America are incarcerated in a jail or a prison (Pew). The City and County Jails and the Federal and State Prisons overcrowding problems are getting wildly close to crisis conditions. Statics show that by 2011 the inmate population in the United States will increase by a whopping thirteen percent, which are more than one million seven hundred thousand inmates that will be incarcerated in the United States (Statistics)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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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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Quasi Experiment of Outcome of HOPE Program: Drug Abuse - Evaluation Plan Background The program evaluation will be assessing the outcomes resulting from offenders that were placed into the HOPE program versus those that were not. As mentioned in previous assignments, the HOPE program is a rigorous probation sentence which entails submitting to random drug testing, mandatory appointments with law enforcement personnel, and the completion of counseling or drug treatment sessions while not repeating previous violations. Violations of the probation program will result in a swift and certain punishment of a short-term jail sentence....   [tags: Violence, Offenders] 770 words
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Rehabilitation Will Reduce Crime - All over America, crime is on the rise. Every day, every minute, and even every second someone will commit a crime. Now, I invite you to consider that a crime is taking place as you read this paper. "The fraction of the population in the State and Federal prison has increased in every single year for the last 34 years and the rate for imprisonment today is now five times higher than in 1972"(Russell, 2009). Considering that rate along crime is a serious act. These crimes range from robbery, rape, kidnapping, identity theft, abuse, trafficking, assault, and murder....   [tags: Rehabilitation vs Punishment]
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Corrections: Rehabilitation Is More Effective Than Retribution vs - Today our criminal justice system has a multitude of options when dealing with those who are convicted of offenses; fines, probation, community service, short term sentences in jail or longer sentences in a variety of different level prisons and the ultimate punishment is still death. Our goals are clear and direct, stop the behavior, make restitution, teach new skills and for many rehabilitate through therapy, drug and/or alcohol counseling. Unfortunately there are those that are deemed unredeemable and unfit to ever return to society and they are either confined in prison until their natural death or sentenced to die by the order of the state or government....   [tags: Pro Criminal Rehabilitation Essays]
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Ethical Dilemma - Ethical Dilemma During the first week of February it was discovered that one of the youth on probation and his family was no longer living at their given address. I, along with my supervisor, made several trips to the house to verify. The house was soon boarded up and the youth could not be located. There was no attempt by the youth to contact probation and he soon became out of contact, a clear violation of his probation contract. An arrest and detain (A&D) warrant was issued for the youth because of his probation violation....   [tags: Ethics]
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Juvenile Corrections - 1. What are five goals of juvenile corrections. How effectively are these goals achieved. The goals of juvenile corrections are too deter, rehabilitate and reintegrate, prevent, punish and reattribute, as well as isolate and control youth offenders and offenses. Each different goal comes with its own challenges. The goal of deterrence has its limits; because rules and former sanctions, as well anti-criminal modeling and reinforcement are met with young rebellious minds. Traditional counseling and diversion which are integral aspects of community corrections can sometimes be ineffective, and studies have shown that sometimes a natural self intervention can take place as the youth grows older;...   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1357 words
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Juvenile Stats On Crime - 40% of all residential burglary charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 9% in 1996. 28% of all non-residential burglary charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 5% in 1996. 29% of all Residential Entry charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 18% in 1996. 19% of all Theft charges and 18% of all Receiving Stolen Property charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- down from 22% (Theft) and up from 6% (Receiving) in 1996. 18% of all Auto Theft charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 6% in 1996....   [tags: essays research papers] 686 words
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To Punish or to Rehabilitate - The criminal justice system covers several parts of the operational aspects of the system including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Each and every aspect is of utmost importance in the successful function of the criminal justice system with the most questionable approach going to the decision to focus on the punishment or rehabilitation of offenders. The correctional process is entrusted with ensuring the safety of the public, the best alternative for handling each offender, while guaranteeing fairness is served to all....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement]
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Alternative to Incarceration Intermediate Sanctions - Introduction Alternatives to incarceration have been explored in recent years due to the overcrowding in the correctional system. Intermediate sanctions is one of those alternatives. Intermediate sanctions have long way been used in the United States due to the benefits and options that it offers from saving money to reducing overcrowding but it does, however, have its unfortunate faults. There are many programs within intermediate sanctions that work and some that fall behind. Intermediate sanctions is an alternative to the costly prison system but to what end....   [tags: overcrowding in the correctional system] 1275 words
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Gang Rehabilitation: Effective or Not? - ... I find this law to be ineffective. While it does help remove gang members from the streets, these members are known as “soldiers,” which is the bottom of the food chain when it comes to gangs. These “soldiers” work and report to a higher authority; this higher authority can easily recruit new members to work for them. Life on the streets for a gang member consists of sticking with their gang, representing it, promoting it, and fighting the rival gangs. They gain their income by distributing and selling illegal items that cannot be easily found....   [tags: criminals, innocent victims] 866 words
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Legal Does Not Mean Ethical - Ethics Ethics is a very interesting aspect of life which some people confuse it with legality. What is legal does not in any way translate to be ethical. Every profession is held together by a code of ethics that defines its workouts. This includes engineering profession. For engineers, ethics are not negotiable and they should be followed to the latter. This is primarily because engineers hold a social responsibility that calls for professionalism on anything they do irrespective they are on study or on actual practice....   [tags: engineers, competence, cheating] 532 words
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The Juvenile Drug Court - In the juvenile drug court a docket with selected delinquency cases are referred to a designated judge. These youth have been identified for having problems with alcohol and/or other drugs. The juvenile drug court judge maintains close oversight of each case through frequent court report updates through the probation officer and the therapist. The judge both services as the team leader and serve as an integral part of a team that comprises representatives from treatment, juvenile justice, social services, school and vocational training programs, law enforcement, probation, the prosecution, and the defense....   [tags: drug abuse, justice system] 2525 words
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Federal Pretrail Services - Federal Probation Officers began as volunteers in the 1900’s. Congress passed legislation establishing the Federal Probation system in 1925. By 1929 the first U.S. Probation Officer was designated under the U.S. Department of Justice. Until 1939, the U.S. Probation Office was assigned under the administration of the U.S. Department of Justice. Congress then authorized the creation of the Administration Office of the United States Courts. Within the Administrative Office, the Division of Probation and Pretrial Services were created....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Community Based Treatments - ... They must also follow all of the conditions of their parole, which can include maintaining a residence, leading law-abiding lives, and not associating with certain individuals. Electronic monitoring, also known as house arrest, is a program that allows offenders sentenced to probation to remain in the community on condition that they stay at home during specific periods. Usually they have a device attached to their ankles that corresponds with a box in the home that is linked to the local police department....   [tags: juveniles, delinquents, crimes] 688 words
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US v Moreno - United States vs. Carlos Alfonso Moreno On July 12, 2004, Carlos Alfonso Moreno appeared before the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. He brought before the court an appeal challenging the district court’s calculation of his sentencing under the United States Sentencing Guideline. The panel determined after reviewing his case that an oral argument would not be necessary. They were able to look at the details of his case and make their decision. Mr. Moreno was charged in district court with various drug offenses and with being a felon in possession of a firearm....   [tags: essays research papers] 447 words
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South Carolina State Board of Accountancy Violation Cases of 2008 - South Carolina State Board of Accountancy Violation Cases of 2008 In order to become a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) one must take and pass the CPA exam issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In order to receive licensing, one must follow the guidelines of their respective state in order to obtain a license from that state’s Board of Accountancy to get into practice. With any practice there are rules and guidelines that a person must follow. The Code for CPAs is in place in order to ensure that licensees practice accounting without any problems or discrepancies....   [tags: Certified Public Accountant, CPA Exam]
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