As of today, the juvenile justice systems are still being refined, although it took many years to even create juvenile courts. The delinquents of America were being placed on the wrong side of the law. In other words, juveniles were being placed in institutions with adults. Many kids who had nowhere to go or had done nothing wrong were the ones being incarcerated. However on the other hand, as for the kids who were on the streets causing trouble, the nature or seriousness of their crimes did not matter, just the simple act of committing a criminal act placed them side by side with adult miscreants (Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, n.d.). During this period of time, it was obvious that society had no plan on how to deal with this issue and there was not any barriers separating juveniles and adults.
To point out any differences between juveniles and the adults, first, they had to be separated. In 1825, Thomas Eddy and John Grissom from New York, established the first “House of Refuge” ...
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