Justice And Delinquency In The Juvenile Justice System

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Introduction Although, the juvenile justice system is nothing new to us there have been many changes to it as the years have gone by as well as the way juvenile have started to commit crimes. Just like adult’s juvenile have to answer for the crimes they commit but there are some crimes a juvenile can commit that is not considered an adult crime but is called a juvenile status. With the way new laws are being created daily in order to try and get a close grip on how juvenile is committing more serious crimes today such as sexual assault, armed robbery, assault with the intent to kill and even murder. The juvenile justice system needs ways to deal with these super predators as well as the ones who are committing noncriminal acts but are…show more content…
In order to understand the two we must first realize the difference in them. Although, they both deal with juvenile there is a difference when it comes to the two and a juvenile having to go to juvenile court or family court for…show more content…
I started to realize that there was a lot that I didn’t know about juvenile justice or law. For example, there are at least 336 youth out of every 100,000 confined in the United States every year under the juvenile justice system (jjie.org. n.d.). Now this information is good when it comes to trying to rebuild the juvenile justice system or create your own system. It gives you some actual numbers that you can use to determine the proper direction to go when it comes to try to build a system that will stop juvenile from returning to the court or juvenile prisons. Unfortunately, there is one other place in the world other than the United States that has a high rate of juveniles going to prison which is South Africa but their rate is only 69 out of every 100,000 youth (jjie.org. n.d.). However, South Africa does not truly have the resource to deal with their juvenile in the way the United States does. Therefore, there are ways we can make this number smaller but we would have to look at some of the main problems of our juvenile and the high cost of confining our juvenile. If we look at these things we can stop building prison and start to place that money into programs to help our juvenile as well as reduce the recidivism rate. Furthermore, the programs have to be based totally on reducing the recidivism rate as well as teaching them how to control themselves when they are about to find themselves getting

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