“This activities can cause harm or land juveniles in prison or detention centers.”(hirby).Teens can learn additional bad behavior from those around them. friendship will probably form and be introduced to other troubled teens and make bad choices. “Youth who a little parental oversight can be easily influenced by gang membership and glamorized violence in popular culture.” That growing number of offender appear to be younger and their crimes are more violent and that law in some states provide tough penalties on juveniles offenders. “ Increasing violence among teenagers and other youth appears to have contributed to a nationwide crime”.peer delinquency is one of the strongest predictors of delinquency that researchers have identified. “A particular issue of concern in the realm of juvenile ... ... middle of paper ... ...the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency.
If you never saw a criminal you would less likely become a criminal. Dr. C.R Jeffery suggests (Jeffery, 1965) “the case of crimi... ... middle of paper ... ...hat is a choice he/she makes with the help of environment or people.” The Labeling theory is greatly debated; the offender can change if given the opportunity. It has to start after the first crime is committed. (Willam R. Downs, 1997)”Control theory implies that social services will decrease levels of deviant behavior by strengthening the bond between the adolescent and society. Labeling theory implies the reverse, that the process of formal adjudication through the juvenile court will first stabilize and then increase levels of deviant behavior.
The Juvenile System has been around for a long time. The primary reason behind separating Juvenile from adult criminals is quite simple; the judicial system believes that the children are less culpable for their irresponsive behavior and they could easily be reformed as compared to adult offenders. The crucial role of the judicial system is to critically investigate, diagnose, and recommend treatments for the Juveniles rather than accrediting them. However, because of the increasing number of juvenile arrest for crimes committed by persons considered as a child, the attention that the given to a crime involving juveniles, the decreasing trust to the juvenile system itself and the lauder roar of the society for a safer place to live in, the juvenile justice system began to change. A transition from the classic objective of reform brought by juvenile justice system to a more tough policy that focus more on public safety and on idea of punishment to juvenile offenders came to effect.
If a defendant commits a violent crime and does not get taken serious and/or tried as an adult, others are going to Cota 2 believe that it is going to be “brushed off” if they follow the defendants footsteps. A personal experience of a juvenile being tried as adult was a friend of mine, he was convicted of mur... ... middle of paper ... ...enagers are old enough to know a violent crime is illegal. In conclusion, it is undeniable that trying these juveniles in our adult courts would benefit our society. By keeping these young adults off the streets, it creates a safe environment for the people. When teens are being tried as adults, we do not only think of their families, we think about the safety of our community.
However, restorative justice strikes the perfect balance between punishment and treatment. Restorative justice holds the juvenile accountable for their actions but it allows the juvenile to make amends and learn from his or her delinquency as well. Restorative justice is the best approach to prevent juvenile delinquency because it deters first time offenders due to its consistent punishment, while also providing offenders with treatment, making them less likely to reoffend.
By forcing parents to take responsibility for their children’s illegal actions will make the parents teach their children right from wrong, creating more responsible kids. In addition it will force parents be more active in their children’s lives. When local laws require parents to attend parenting classes or pay a fine forever crime their child is convicted of the crime rate is sure to drop. With a lower crime rate and more responsible children the juvenile incarceration will be significantly lower. Charging parents for their children’s illegal actions will, create more responsible children, force parents to be more active in their children lives, help curb crime, and lower the incarceration rate.
If a person constantly hears themselves being described as a criminal then they will behave in that manner to fulfill that label. Intervention at an early stage can help have been proven to be encouraging to this approach (Farrington, 2012). The aftercare programs in this new system are different. The focus in these programs are centered on gaining trust, building relationships, and having rehabilitating programs available. These new elements will help make the juvenile justice more restorative and rehabilitating to offenders who still have their entire life in front of them.
On top of that Milad2 it also gives protection like the criminal court system gives adults who are responsible to serious penalties if guilty. In paragraph six of Rita’s essay she says that the current juvenile system has made it the defendant’s lawyers job to protect the young client from any possibility of rehabilitation. That means that the courts now are also protecting rights of juveniles, which makes it even more impossible for prosecuters to convict the defendant. This then offers the child to get away with no punishment and now thinks that he/she have the right to keep on acting in a misbehaving or unlawful way which had brought him or
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. Juveniles should be held fully responsible for the crimes they commit because even though they are young, juveniles have the ability to distinguish between right and wrong when choosing to commit a crime. Trying juveniles as adults ensures a strict punishment, vindication for the victim, and the re-establishment of order and protection for society. Psychologists say that a child's values and morals are permanently set by the time they reach the age of 5. Once juveniles have reached the legal juvenile age, they should not of problems discerning between right and wrong.