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Juvenile Crime And Juvenile Delinquency

- One of the biggest problems our country faces daily is juvenile crime. Research says, that experts feel juvenile’s commit crimes is because of risk factors when they were younger but experts still have not found the main reason why juvenile’s commit crimes. A huge risk factor I feel that increases juvenile crime is living status as it introduces juveniles to poverty, repeated exposure to violence, drugs, easy access to firearms, unstable family life and family violence, delinquent peer groups, and media violence....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Delinquency And The Juvenile Court

- More than 31 million youth were under juvenile court jurisdiction in 2011. Of these youth, 79% were between the ages of 10 and 15, 12% were age 16, and 8% were age 17. The small proportion of 16- and 17-year-olds among the juvenile court population is related to the upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction, which varies by state. In 2011, youth age 16 in 2 states were under the original jurisdiction of the criminal court, as were youth age 17 in an additional 11 states. (Hockenberry and Puzzanchera) Most of the young people have been involved in driving a car or another vehicle while under the influence, carried a weapon, drunk alcohol or done drugs, attempted suicide, and engaged in sexual...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Offenders And Juvenile Crime

- In 1997, the U.S. House of Reps gave its stamp of approval to the process of certifying serious violent juvenile offenders over the age of 15 as adults by offering $1.5 billion in incentive grants to state juvenile justice systems that incorporated such a provision in their juvenile codes (Bynum and William 388). Due to this approval, Juveniles as young as the age of fourteen would be routine for violent federal crimes. Although there are states that have statutes that call for automatically certifying violent offenders, the age is still under eighteen so therefore teens who are seventeen and younger end up being charged as adults and placed in adult prisons and jails....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Offenders And Juvenile Crime

- Introduction During the last two decades, juvenile arrests for violent crimes reached an all-time high. In response, many states have amended their existing juvenile waiver laws or added mechanisms which allow for easier removal of certain youthful offenders from juvenile court jurisdiction. One such addition is a direct file waiver statute, which gives prosecutors unreviewable discretion to charge juvenile suspects in criminal court for certain offenses. Although direct file statutes also allow the prosecutor the discretion to keep certain young offenders in juvenile court, prosecutors are to prioritize the state 's interests above that of the juvenile, especially for more serious offenses....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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The Juvenile Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Juvenile Delinquency Delinquency is defined as juvenile actions or conduct in violation of criminal law, juvenile status offenses, and other juvenile behavior. (Schmalleger, 2001) However, this is not the only category of what types of children are in the juvenile justice system. There are five other categories and they include: undisciplined children, dependent children, neglected children, abused children, and status offenders. Undisciplined children are said to be beyond parental control and do not listen to anyone of authority, such as teachers, or any school officials....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Childhood]

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Juvenile Justice And Juvenile Delinquency

- Juvenile Justice When teenagers are growing up it’s a difficult time it’s proven that our minds aren’t fully developed to the extent of an adult. We make numerous mistakes, but our mistakes teach us how to learn right from wrong. Our hormones at this stage make our emotions less manageable .It’s not easy being a teenager when you’re scared about what people think. A lot of young kids don’t know how to manage it. Which makes it’s a stressful period of trying to understand yourself and what your good at....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Crimes And Juvenile Crime

- In this country, crime rates have been showing a decrease for the past couple of decades. However, juvenile crimes are singled out as having the potential of inflating this trend (Wu, 2000). Because of the increase in juvenile crimes, the question as to when it is appropriate try them as an adult arises. Being tried as an adult in a criminal court has raised many debates about the consequences, physically, psychologically and legally, that the juvenile faces. The public has shown a great interest in this topic and presents their opinion about the sentencing of juveniles and the hope for deterrence....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency, Court]

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Juvenile Offenders And Juvenile Incarceration

- Abstract The United States incarcerates more juvenile delinquents than any other country in the world. Sending the youth to time behind bars can have either negative or positive impacts on the adolescences life after spending years behind bars. Juveniles as young as 13 years old have been tried as adults. Many of them sentenced to spend life in an adult prison without the possibility of parole. Although the number of juveniles in adult correctional facilities is declining there are still a number of issues juveniles are facing within the system today....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Prison, Criminology]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Justice System

- Juvenile delinquency has been an issue of the society since the colonial era. During this period, juvenile offenders were made to serve the same punishment as an adult. When the Juvenile Justice System process came up, it sees juvenile delinquency as an act and not a crime. The Juvenile Justice System is an act by the States to correct juvenile delinquency. The program can be viewed as a collection of correctional styles introduced to juvenile offenders in order to solve and prevent certain eventualities from reoccurring....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Offenders And The Juvenile Justice System

- Not only has there been debates about what approach should be used when punishing juvenile offenders, but there has also been debates about the need for two separate justice systems. Some individuals believe that juveniles need to be punished for their delinquency by being sentenced to jail just as an adult offender would be. According to Urban, Cyr, and Decker (2003), The Violent Crime Control Act of 1995 allows juveniles who are 13 years old and up to be sentenced as an adult if they have committed a violent crime with a fire arm on federal property....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Delinquency And The Juvenile Justice System

- In most states juvenile delinquency are criminal acts committed by minors’ ages 10 to 18 years old, the crimes are categorized as status offenders or delinquent offenders. Offenses committed by status offenders can only be committed because the offender is a minor, such as running away from home, truancy and underage drinking. (Mooney, pg 115) then there are delinquent offenders whose offenses would be a crime if they were committed by an adult. Depending on the nature of the crime, minors are tried in a juvenile justice system or can be transferred to the adult justice system....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Punishment And The Juvenile Court System

- In Pennsylvania, a ten-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly beating a ninety-year-old woman to death (Stele 1). This boy can either be tried as an adult or tried as a juvenile. Based on the modern juvenile system he will most likely be tried as an adult without his mental capabilities, IQ, or brain development being tested and observed. This system is unfair and too extreme for young kids who cannot understand, tolerate, and benefit from adult sentences. It is also way too early for kids to be throwing their lives away because of a choice that they made....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Juvenile delinquency]

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The Juvenile Justice System For Juvenile Offenders

- When juveniles commit crimes, it is critical that society finds a successful way to divert their criminal actions into good behavior. The main purpose of this essay is to find the different outlets the juvenile justice system is using to rehabilitate juveniles, how well those strategies are working, and personal suggestions for improvement that might result in a more effective juvenile justice system. There were policies put into place by the government that try to help and mediate juveniles and help curb their urge to commit crimes, one being the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (1)....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Prison And Juvenile Correctional Center

- INTRODUCTION Imagine that a child was sent to a juvenile prison for a misdemeanor offence to get their behavior corrected and while being incarcerated the juvenile was repeatedly abused, physically, emotionally, and sexually, without the outside world knowing. This would make one maybe a little angry, sad, and helpless. Well this is what happens to many children who are locked up in state and federal juvenile centers. Roughly 10% of juveniles under state confinement have reported that they have been sexually abused by a staff member or another resident of the facility....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Recidivism, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Homicide: A Search for Acceptance

- “Existence.....what a strange word. He, set out by determination & curiosity, knows no existence, knows nothing [relevant] to himself. The petty destinations of others & everything on this world, in this world, he knows the answers to. Yet they have no purpose to him. He seeks knowledge of the unthinkable, of the [indefinable], of the unknown. He explores the everything...using his mind, the most powerful tool known to him. Not a physical barrier blocking the limits of exploration, time thru thought thru dimensions....the everything is his realm....   [tags: Juvenile Crime]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is Not A Juvenile Delinquent Than Females Are

- The purpose of this paper is to support the notion that males are more prone to becoming a juvenile delinquent than females are. Various research studies have been conducted that support this statement to an extent. In the field of sociology, it is taken into account that not only does psychological difficulties affect delinquency, but more importantly societal influences. A behavior is only seen as delinquent once it goes against the norms of society. Society often does not take into account the underlying issues behind the juvenile delinquent, only prosecuting them and portraying an example for society to follow....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

- Introduction The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is a leader in research leading to better treatments and cures for type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. JDRF is a volunteer-driven, staff lead organization with chapters throughout the U.S. and affiliates in eight countries. In FY2009, almost one-third of the research programs and projects JDRF supports were outside the U.S. (approximately $29 million) This strategic plan is being developed to explore the potential of raising additional funds for research in countries outside the U.S., and to make recommendations about...   [tags: Juvenile Diabetes]

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The Future Of The Juvenile Justice System

- The future of the juvenile justice system is promising. The methods and approaches utilized should continue to improve in the next twenty years in the same way that they have improved over the past twenty years. Addressing the main factors that contribute to juvenile offending will help to solve the problem of delinquency in the United States. Juveniles in the present system do have the ability to straighten out their lives. This might be less challenging for them than it has been in the past, but hopefully the future will make the road to reform easier for them....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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The And Prevention Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Prof. Lisa Hall Charles Sams (Research Paper) Principles of Crime Scene Investigation Causes and Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in the United States today. In today’s America, Juvenile Delinquency might not be at an all time high but is still a very staggering and concerning when it comes to statistics. In 2012, there were 3,941 arrests for every 100,000 youths, from the ages of 10 through 17, as opposed to 9,500 in 1995 (OJJDP). Although there was been a 41% decrease in arrests, these numbers and statistics are always fluctuating year to year....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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The Crime Committed By A Juvenile

- In modern society, most often you hear a crime committed by a juvenile referred to as a delinquent act and not a criminal offense. Early on in U.S. history, there was no difference between a “child” breaking the law or an “adult” breaking the law – they were treated exactly the same. Let’s rewind to the 18th century. Traditionally, anyone below the age of 7 was recognized as an “infant” and therefore was thought to be below the age of reasoning. This meant that anyone under age 7 was not capable of criminal intent and exempt from punishment for their acts and from serving any prison time....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Offenders Should Not Be Tried

- The young adolescent has become increasingly violent since 1970, Today more gang exist than during the 1970s and homicides occur more often than in the past thirty years. Crime rates have not only dropped significantly in the past 5 years (Vieregg n.p. Now that more juvenile delinquents are entering the justice system the question become how should they be tried. Being tried in a juvenile court for the serious offense is like a slap on the wrist. Sure, they can be sent to an adult facility if only they are the trail as an adult due to nature of their offense....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Criminals and Their Mental Health

- Mental health treatment among juvenile is a subject that has been ignored by society for far too long. It has always been one of those intricate issues that lead to the argument of whether juveniles should receive proper treatment or imprisoned like any other criminals, and often trialed as adults. Many times, young people are often deprived of proper help (Rosenberg) However, we often overlook the fact that while they are criminals, they are still young, and fact or not, it is a matter of compassion that must be played from our side to help these youth overcome their harsh reality....   [tags: juvenile justice system]

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Girls in The Juvenile Justice System

- In 1899, the nation’s first juvenile court for youth under the age of 16 was established in Chicago to provide rehabilitation rather than punishment. By 1925, following the Chicago model, all but two states had juvenile courts whose goals were to turn youth into productive citizens utilizing treatment that included warnings, probation, and training school confinement(Cox et al. 2014, p.2). Treatment lasted until the child was “cured” or turned 21. Although judges spoke with the offending children and decided upon the punishment, the lack of established rules and poor rehabilitation led to unfair treatment....   [tags: juvenile crime, ineffective treatment]

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History of the Juvenile Justice System

- This paper will discuss the history of the juvenile justice system and how it has come to be what it is today. When a juvenile offender commits a crime and is sentenced to jail or reform school, the offender goes to a separate jail or reforming place than an adult. It hasn’t always been this way. Until the early 1800’s juveniles were tried just like everyone else. Today, that is not the case. This paper will explain the reforms that have taken place within the criminal justice system that developed the juvenile justice system....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System Development]

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The Benefits of Juvenile Sentencing to Service

- Sentencing to Service (STS) is a sentencing option available to most Courts where a convicted offender "works off” his/her fine by performing a specified number of hours of public service work under the supervision of a work crew leader employed by the state or a local corrections agency. Courts may also sentence offenders to STS rather than jail or workhouse time. STS was established in 1986 by the Minnesota Department of Corrections along with several County Sheriff’s Departments, community corrections, Courts and local governments....   [tags: Sentencing to Service, Juvenile delinquency, ]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is Not The Diversion Program

- Juvenile delinquency has been a driving issue for the better part of the last century. It has been debated time and time again about what methods are best for what types of kids whether it be their age group, gender, and economic status. Multiple juvenile delinquency rehabilitation programs have been put into place in attempt to remove kids from paths that lead to violence and crime. Although all programs are very well directed but some are better for certain delinquents than others. One of the more serious of the rehabilitation methods for minors is the Diversion Program....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Childhood]

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Female Juvenile Delinquency Is An Aspect Of The Juvenile Justice System

- Female juvenile delinquency is an aspect of the juvenile justice system which has been left untouched for decades; in fact the majority of the research done on juvenile delinquency was solely dedicated towards male delinquency. But just recently, researchers began studying female juvenile delinquency and the causes behind their behavior. In 2003 “the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded a grant to the North Carolina Research Triangle Institute to study female delinquency and its consequences” (Bartollas 71)....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Psychology, Rape]

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Juvenile Services Department ( Jsd )

- Juvenile Services Department (JSD) provides a continuum of comprehensive service to arrested and at-risk juveniles and their families. JSD is designed to address the root causes of juvenile crime and prevent further delinquent behavior. Law enforcement and social services to work together to provide a complete range of services for both at-risk youth and youth involved with the Juvenile Justice System. JSDS increase public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effective prevention and treatment services that strengthen families to turn around the lives of troubled youth in Miami-Dade County....   [tags: Sociology, Juvenile delinquency, Crime]

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The Increase in Female Juvenile Offenders

- For many, the term juvenile delinquent likely conjures up images of groups of young men standing on street corners, wearing baggy clothes, and boasting defiant attitudes. However, some may be surprised to learn that the face of the juvenile delinquent is swiftly changing. While boys are responsible for the majority of juvenile crime overall, the number of juvenile females involved with the justice system has been steadily increasing over the past three decades (Gross 84). Of greatest concern is the context of the crimes being committed by juvenile girls, as arrest rates have increased most in the area of violent offenses....   [tags: Girls, Juvenile Justice System]

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Juvenile Delinquency Rates Are On The Rise

- Juvenile delinquency rates are on the rise. sports keep children entertained, motivated, and healthy, so they have little time to cause problems in their communities. Sports alone will not solve the entire problem, but it can help to reduce it. If parents start children in sports at a young age, their children may find that they enjoy them and will carry on throughout their middle and high school careers. Teenagers that are involved in extracurricular activities such as sports will be less likely to cause problems, get better grades, and live healthier lives compared to those who don’t participate....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Childhood]

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Juvenile Delinquency : A Serious Problem

- Juvenile delinquency is a serious problem affecting offenders, communities, and all of society physically, emotionally, and economically. Each year, millions of juveniles are arrested for delinquency and even more participate or are at risk of participating in acts of delinquency. Delinquents face numerous challenges including risk for incarceration, school drop-out, drug use and an increase in the likelihood of adult criminality (Sherman et al., 1998). Numerous programs attempt to prevent delinquency and rehabilitate delinquents, however most fail to produce significant results....   [tags: Family, Juvenile delinquency, Psychology]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Delinquency Prevention

- We often hear or read about young people committing crimes from petty theft to murdering their parents. According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, juvenile offenders were involved in at least 649 murders in the United States in 2012. Overall, juveniles were involved in one-quarter of serious violent victimization annually over the last twenty-five years. These young individuals are called juvenile delinquents because they are below the age at which criminal prosecution is possible....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology]

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Juvenile Recidivism in the US

- Recidivism Issues When looking for statistics on recidivism rates for juveniles in the U.S. there is no concrete data. In fact even though we have had many juvenile justice reforms since the 1950’s the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention states that “Statistical information on this aspect of the juvenile justice system, although currently limited, should increase substantially in the future.” (OJJDP, 2014) There is records kept on every child that enters and leaves the system, clearly once you’re in it every job, school and law agency can see that....   [tags: England, Juvenile Treatment]

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Juvenile Justice- Helpful or harmful?

- Throughout the years, the Juvenile detention has suffered from an identity crisis so severe that it seems to be relinquishing its ability to help youth. The United States still puts more children and teenagers in juvenile detention than any other developed nations in the world. As it turns out, it seems to be hurting our youth more than helping them become better for society. The juvenile detention is a really unfavorable strategy for many youths under the age of 19. Not only does throwing a kid in detention often reduce the chance that he or she will graduate high school, but it also raises the chance that the youth will commit more crimes later on in life....   [tags: Juvenile Detention, Identity Crisis]

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Causes And Consequences Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Causes of Juvenile Delinquency There are trigger factors that cause juvenile delinquent characteristics and behavior to develop. These characteristics promotes the thought of these action to be seen as learnt behavior. These factors include, but are not limited to, race, gender, age, social factor, peer influences, truancy, drugs, gangs, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and also mental health. Race can play be big part in the way individuals conduct themselves, especially since society has its own perception and expectations of each race....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Delinquency And The United States

- There has been a mass increase of juvenile delinquency in the United States, which has made a notable change in our society as a whole. It also directly affects parents, teachers, families, the perpetrators themselves, and of course, the victims. Law enforcement agencies in the United States have made an estimated 2.11 million arrests of minors. These perpetrators who were arrested have either been placed in confinement or they are under court supervision. Juvenile delinquency is described as illegal or immoral behavior, generally among young people under the legal age of eighteen....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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The Rate Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Long ago, Socrates, one of the most well known philosophers, reportedly warned of the “delinquents” of his time. Plato attributed the following quote to Socrates, “"Children now love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect for elders, and love chatter in place of exercise. Children no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize over their teachers” (Patty, 1953)....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Offenders with Mental Illness

- Juvenile Offenders with Mental Illness The juvenile justice system faces a significant challenge in identifying and responding to the psychiatric disorders of detained youth because research has shown that it is difficult to define the best means to use and enhance the scarce mental health resources (Kessler & Kraus, 2007). According to Cocozza and Skowyra (2000) “Children’s and adolescents’ mental health needs have historically been addressed inadequately in policy, practice, and research and have only the number of youth with mental illness and their level of unmet needs recognized” (p 4)....   [tags: Juvenile Crime, Justice System]

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A Critical Issue Of Juvenile Delinquency

- A critical issue, perhaps most injurious to our futures, involves the criminal tendencies of our youth. Juvenile delinquency is without a doubt one of the most crucial topics that we face in our society today. Children and teens do not only shape our future, but will also pave the footsteps for future generations. What prompts this criminal behavior. And why is the proportion of delinquents in society seemingly increasing. As we will see, many factors play a role in molding personality; these factors include gender, family, and schools....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology]

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The Problem Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Juvenile delinquency is a main concern in our criminal justice system today. There are so many kids in our society today that don’t know what it is like to be successful for various of different reasons. Many of these kids are being brought through the system at very young ages. They don’t know what it’s like to finish high school because some of them end up dropping out because they struggle so much. They have no idea what college education is like, which leads them down a path to crime. Many people see these kids as lowlife teenagers who cannot be saved....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Childhood]

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The Issue Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Michael Dann, a former American television executive, once said, “As a kid everyone disobeys their parents at sometime. Some go as far as disobeying the law. For a minor to commit a crime and their parents to take the blame is only teaching children that it is okay to commit a crime, because they know that someone else will take the blame for it. A criminal is a criminal no matter what age or gender.” There is no doubt that parents hold the biggest responsibility of their lives: raising their children....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Offenders And The United States

- Juvenile Courts in the United States When the Juvenile Justice System was created, it was geared towards treating poverty stricken juvenile offenders as adults while allowing the wealthier offenders to essentially go free. Decades later, a reform movement saw a need to delineate juvenile offender from adults through their own court system. A shift in how these offenders were treated throughout the juvenile system process began to take shape. There was a push to reduce the risk of a youth offender becoming an adult offender....   [tags: Crime, Court, Juvenile delinquency, Judge]

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The History Of The Juvenile System

- The history of the juvenile system started many years ago, before any of us within present society were born. The juvenile justice system is defined as, “A system to handle juveniles separate from the adult offenders, based on the concept of parens patriae, which was used as the basis for giving the court the authority to take over supervision of children when their parents failed to provide care and guidance.” (Seiter) The word parens patriae means “parents of the nation,” established in 1601 to allow officials to take charge of delinquent children and place them in poorhouses or orphanages to gain control of them; in the more modern times, this doctrine was expanded as the basis for j...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology, Jury]

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The Harmful Effects of Juvenile Prostitution

- Juvenile prostitution is a great problem and not many people are aware of it. In some cases juvenile prostitution start as a voluntary act but in other cases there are grills ho are being kidnap just with the purpose of selling them for sex. I personally pick to inform you about juvenile prostitution because I am interested in making a difference in our teenager’s world I want them to walk freely on the street. I am tired of seeing how people take advantage of inoffensive and inexperience teenagers....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, Prostitution, Criminal Just]

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Juvenile Prisons And Adult Prisons

- for youngsters who have a long history of convictions for less serious felonies for which the juvenile court disposition has not been effective” (qtd. in Katel). Housing juveniles in adult prisons, not as common but unethical to some and others see as necessary. Is the adult system more effective. “The adult system is overworked, overcrowded, overwhelmed, and there is no evidence that it is more effective.” “Housing children in adult prisons is simply wrong” (Roush and Dunlap, Juveniles in adult prisons: A very bad idea)....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology, Prison]

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The Research Into Juvenile Delinquency

- In 2013, with seventy-three point five million Americans, about one in four were under the age of eighteen. Forty-nine percent were females while the other fifty-one percent were male. Astounding thirty to forty percent of this population will commit their first crime between the ages of fourteen and fifteen. While most are just beginning puberty, these young boys and girls are becoming juvenile delinquents because they chose the wrong path or the wrong path was laid out for them. The research into juvenile delinquency provides us with notable and sufficient theories and causes that can assist with understanding the motives that juveniles have....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency, Gang]

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Analysis of Seven Juvenile Court Cases

- Children are the future of this country and this world. Children today are what the world is depending on to fix worldwide problems in the future. Youth today is what keeps the world spinning. The United States understands that kids are a huge part of the future by holding today’s youth to higher standards. What is the foundation for youth across the country. Not only are kids a vital part in the United States growth as a whole, kids also play a huge part in America’s criminal justice system. According to each state’s laws, children are considered adults at different ages throughout the country....   [tags: juvenile justice, juvenile courts, youth criminals]

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Juvenile Delinquency Is A Complicated Subject?

- Abstract: Juvenile Delinquency is a complicated subject because researchers and scholars have tried different methods to reduce it. Research shows that the methods which have had better results are those that are implemented in a way where the family of the juveniles gets involved in the process (Laub, 2014). A policy that will be advocated is the policy in the city of Santa Ana, CA: The Santa Ana Police Athletic and Academic League (SAPAAL). If we want to reduce delinquency and crime then we should focus on prevention rather than intervention....   [tags: Criminology, Juvenile delinquency, Gang, Crime]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Adult Offenders

- Throughout the history in the article “Early in U.S. history, children who broke the law were treated the same as adult criminals” (1999) that was written by the Bulletin: Juvenile Justice, explains around the nineteenth century, young children at age seven who are accused for a dishonest behavior were to be imprisoned either with the adult or sentenced to death if found guilty on stand trial in criminal court offenses (1999). In early 1825, the society for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency was supporting the separation of juvenile and adult offender because many States took the responsibilities for utilizing the juvenile facilities when the youth were under various abuses (1999)....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Health care]

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The Problem Of Juvenile Offenders

- Many states have established laws to help deter youths from committing crimes. One measure put into effect specifically regarding juveniles is known in California as Proposition 21 and is intended to change the treatment of juvenile offenders to prosecute violent youths participating in gangs. This proposition was deliberated to require more youths to be prosecuted in adult court; change the type of probation available for juveniles and to increase the criminal penalties for certain offenses. Another measure California has put into effect is the STEP Act....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Juvenile delinquency]

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History Of Juvenile Confinement : A State Of Transition

- History of Juvenile Confinement In the late 1700s and early 1800s, the United States was experiencing a state of transition as the concern for the welfare of juveniles grew. Youth convicted of crime were placed in the same facilities as adult felons and were processed in the same manner. However, the concern regarding the unfairly treatment and placing of juveniles led to the establishment of the house of refuge. This facility housed children of all ages, not just those considered delinquents, for periods ranging from less than six weeks to approximately two years....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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Policy Targets And Impacts On Juvenile Offenders

- Policy Targets and Impacts The direct targets of Act 1225 in Louisiana was the juvenile justice system as a whole, but specifically, the Act was supposed to target improved conditions for incarcerated youth in Louisiana and was to target the juvenile offender by creating alternatives to incarceration. Indirect targets were the families of juvenile offenders and the community partners who wish to work with juvenile offenders. The current effects of the policy are debatable. The Louisiana OJJ releases a yearly report showing the reformations they have made each year....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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The Problem Of Juvenile Delinquency

- Childhood is supposed to be a time of fun early education and the beginning of what children will eventually lead into. However, today we start to see more and more young high school students on the news for petty theft, gang fights, and even murder. Just last year two girls killed a girl that considered them her friends. They appeared in the national news since they claimed that they were appealing to Slender Man, a fictional character in a game called Slender designed to scare its players. Even though these kids were considered mentally insane, the base problem is still a problem: they are now delinquents....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminal law]

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Juvenile Offenders And Status Offenders

- Although many might be trying to tie delinquent offenders and status offenders together, the reality is simply that these are two very different types of offense, committed, in general, by two very different types of people. That is to say, delinquent offenders are indicative, in general, of criminals that will, if not properly rehabilitated and/or punished for the crime, continue on this path. However, on the other hand, it is literally impossible for status offenders to continue performing their crimes into adulthood as, according to the textbook, these status offenders are committing crimes that are impossible for adults to commit, because they are only considered to be crimes if the offe...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminal law]

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Juvenile Incarceration And Its Effects On America 's Juvenile Corrections Facilities

- Correctional confinement exposes incarcerated youth to widespread maltreatment. In short, the report found that these institutions are dangerous, ineffective, unnecessary, obsolete, wasteful and inadequate. This report focuses on the first of these challenges, the widespread and persistent maltreatment of youth confined in America’s juvenile corrections facilities. These facilities often go by euphemistic labels such as training school, reformatory, correctional center, etc., but are in essence youth prisons....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Community Based Programs For Juvenile Offenders

- Community based programs are alternative options available to juveniles, instead of incarceration that safely serves juveniles and give juveniles a second chance to become productive members of society. Community based programs aim to efficiently rehabilitate and prevent juvenile delinquency and reduce deviant behavior in juveniles (Alarid & Del Carmen, 2012). There are numerous community based corrections programs available in the juvenile justice system such as: drug court or substance abuse treatment, mentoring, independent living transition services, community service, mediation or restitution, group home placement, functional family therapy, job training or work programs, Electronic...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Childhood Trauma, And Juvenile Delinquency

- There has been an enormous amount of research, going back almost thirty years, about the relationship between childhood trauma, and juvenile delinquency. Many researches cannot say that there is a direct link between the two, but after much research, researches have found that childhood trauma can perhaps be a predictor for juveniles who later in life commit crimes. Trauma is defined as, “a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury,” because the definition is broad and can range from a variety of different events, for the purpose of this paper, the focus will be on neglect trauma in juveniles (Trauma, 2016)....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminal justice]

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The Juvenile Justice System Is Not The Supreme Court

- In order to ensure that delinquent juveniles, eighth amendment is not violated the Supreme Court has ruled not sentencing juveniles to life sentences in prison on June 25,2012. However,many American citizens believe that the indicated heinous crimes perpetrated by juveniles should indeed face life in prison. Despite the acclaim of juveniles being too young and inexperience to be transferred from an adult facility to an adult prison, for committing murder. Therefore,creating a controversy whether the juvenile justice system should sentence these young delinquents to face a much harsher sentence by sending them to adult prisons....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Adult Delinquency And Juvenile Delinquency

- When it comes to the topic of juveniles, several things are thought to cause, create, or increase the likelihood of delinquency occurring; some of these factors include relationships with friends and family, school and fellow peers, as well as everyday stress and strain. In the present paper, the effect that parents have on their children is examined; it is hypothesized that juveniles whose parents are, or have ever been, incarcerated will have a higher chance of engaging in delinquency. The following seven literature reviews attempt to demonstrate and support the hypothesis....   [tags: Parent, Family, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Criminals Being Treated As Adults

- Juvenile delinquents being treated as adults. In America today lots of underage individuals are committing heinous crimes, which lead to them being tried as adults and getting longer sentencing. I disagree with this in the sense that a juvenile is regarded as a young person below the age at which criminal prosecution is possible. Therefore why should we be able to legally send these young people into adult situations, according to Huma Khan “Most people argue that any juvenile offender with a past criminal history, or one that is arrested for a violent crime like rape or murder should be tried in Adult court”....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Adolescent Delinquency And Juvenile Delinquency

- Adolescents who engage in the onset of illegal acts have various problems in self-control, low self-esteem and maintaining even temperament. Many times they suffer from ODD, (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) (DeLisi, Angton, Behnken, and Kusow 59). They may come from dysfunctional families, have problems with disobedience, anti-social behavioral problems in the school setting and home environment with their family and peer social relationships (DeLisi, Angton, Behnken, and Kusow 59). Low socioeconomic status has an implied effect on parenting by the economic disadvantages and their impact on the emotional development of the adolescents (Barrett, Katsiyannis, Zhang, and Zhang 123)....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Delinquency : Final Paper

- Nisha St. Louis Juvenile Delinquency Final Paper Generally, it started as a plan by Sandy Fonzo and her husband to teach their son Edward Kenzakowski, 17 years-old at the time a lesson. Sandy Fonzo and her husband notice that Edward had been hanging out with the wrong crowed. Despite him have a clear record and excelling in school, as well as sports, such a wrestling, they feared he might or did not want to see him ruin his chances at a scholarship (Ecenbarger 2012). Thus, the devised a plan, and her husband planned paraphernalia on Edward’s truck, meanwhile tipping off the cops....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Suicide, Criminology]

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The Effects Of Neighborhood Context On Juvenile Recidivism

- Grunwald, Lockwood, Harris, and Mennis’s (2010) examine the effects of neighborhood context on juvenile recidivism to determine if neighborhoods influence the likelihood of re-offending. Grunwald, Lockwood, Harris, and Mennis made two hypotheses. Hypothesis one was that “neighborhood indicators of social disorganization found to predict delinquency will continue to predict recidivism after controlling for individual and family contexts” (Grunwald et al. 2010, p.1069). Hypothesis two was that “individual and neighborhood predictors of juvenile recidivism will vary depending on recidivism offense type” (Grunwald et al....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency]

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Restorative Action for Juvenile Justice Centers

- ... Restorative Action Restorative action for juvenile centers can be done through a bit of a system makeover. On each of the levels I previously mentioned, there are definite ways to improve that would be beneficial for the youth in these centers and also for the communities they are released into. This is a macro social issue and therefore it will take lobbying to change laws and advocating for large-scale policy change before things would start to happen (“Macro, Mezzo”). The way to reduce the impact that incarceration has on juveniles is to largely reduce the number of unnecessary arrests, spoken about earlier....   [tags: mental health, juvenile prisions]

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Parental Responsibility Laws and Juvenile Justice

- Some parental responsibility laws hold parents legally accountable for allowing their children to engage in conduct that would not be illegal if done by an adult, such as truancy or breaking curfew laws (Shubik & Kendall, p. 385)Truancy and curfew violations are considered “status crimes,” because they penalize conduct that is only illegal based on the status “age” of the person engaged in the conduct. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the power of states to monitor school attendance. Courts have also upheld parental responsibility under curfew laws applied to minors, based on the vulnerability of children and the public interest in protecting their welfare (Shubik & Kendall, p....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System]

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The Juvenile Justice System

- Introduction In the Juvenile Justice System there are many flaws that need to changed. Improving the system is definitely something Society should take into consideration. There are many holes within the juvenile systems that needs to be addressed. In this paper you would see the different options and issues that need to be addressed for a better success rate. Building more resources for families and counseling may solve many problems. The number one cause of juveniles misbehaving. Is just in the 4 Walls of the juvenile’s house....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

- ... When this happens, the outcome is an inflammation characterized by heat, swelling, pain and redness that is JRA. The exact reason why the immune system commits that mistake is still unknown but the process apparently has two steps, as believed by researchers. The first step points that something in the genetic makeup of an individual influences JRA’s development. The next is a trigger for JRA’s development, usually an environmental factor like a virus or bacteria. Difference of Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis (Adult RA) from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis The biggest difference of JRA from Adult RA is that people who suffer from JRA can actually outgrow the disease whereas lifelong symptoms ar...   [tags: autoimmune disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis]

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Juvenile Detention Makes Teens Worse

- There are numerous critics of the juvenile justice system, and while most of their denunciations remain the same as those of the justice system at large, an ample portion of their criticisms revolve around the claim that incarcerating young people not only doesn’t work in deterring or rehabilitating them, but makes them worse and leads to adult misconduct. A report noted that youth sent to juvenile prison were 37 times more likely to be arrested as adults (Szalavitz, 2009). Another major problem some cite with the juvenile justice system is that most delinquent offends have some form of mental illness, and that while studies have shown that mental health treatment would be a better alternati...   [tags: juvenile justice system]

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Juvenile Crime : Is Nineteen The New Eighteen?

- Juvenile Crime: Is Fourteen the New Eighteen. When you turn a certain age, you gain certain privileges. You achieve certain rewards such as voting rights, the ability to purchase a house, the ability to purchase tobacco products at the local gas station, but most importantly the ability to be held responsible for your actions. So my question then is this: Does one or two years younger than eighteen make much of a difference. Does three or four years younger make a difference. Where do we draw the fine line....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, United States]

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Juvenile Justice And The Criminal Justice System

- Juvenile Justice is an area of the law that deals with the criminal actions of a person who has not reached the legal age to be considered an adult. In most states and on the federal level, the age of a juvenile is anyone who is under eighteen years of age. Often juveniles who find themselves in the juvenile system are there from boredom or lack of education. Working with juveniles and getting them to realize the mistakes they made and showing them how to fix them will give them the tools they need to make better choices in the future....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Status offense]

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Nigeria 's Juvenile Justice System

- The Nigeria Juvenile Justice System is the country that I chose to focus on while presenting my term paper. In this paper, I will discuss six main points to give an overview of how Nigeria disciplines juveniles in their country: the country’s juvenile justice system, when their system started, the laws protecting the children 's programs for juveniles who are in conflict with the law, the sanctions for juveniles and recommendation of how juveniles should be treated in that country. When discussing each part of this paper, I tried to get as much as information as possible to highlight Nigeria’s Juvenile Justice System....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Delinquency

- How would you feel if the police arrested kids all over our country to jail for just crossing the street the wrong way or pushing another kid on the playground. That is what is happening to many underage juvenile all over the United States; they are being sent to adult prisons for crimes that do not deserve such severe punishments. Why they were tried as adults is an enigma and we will explain why this is a terrible injustice. In 1899 children in between the ages of 7-14 were believed they were incapable of committing criminal intent....   [tags: Crime, Juveniles, Laws]

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Juvenile Offending And Its Effects On Society

- As a society we often find it difficult to accept the fact that children are capable of engaging in and committing crimes. The thought of a child, a being that represents innocence, would perform an act that deviates to social order shocks and confuses society. The questions of, how could you do that. What were you thinking. Which, then leads to statements like, “We did not raise that way. ” or “You know better than that!” when trying to comprehend the concept of the unacceptable actions of juveniles....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Mores]

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The Line Between Juvenile Delinquency And Adult Penalties

- The Line Between Juvenile Delinquents and Adult Penalties Cristian Fernandez, a 13 year old boy from Florida, was charged with first degree felonies after beating his 2-year-old brother to death and sexually assaulting another 5-year-old brother. With this information of these tragic events, society might agree that such a violent act is deserving of adult time in prison. Even deeper into the story is Fernandez’s background that involves the abandonment of his mother who gave birth to him at only 12 years old, the sexual assault by his older cousin, and the beatings by his stepfather....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, And Mental Services

- After looking at the history and events of juvenile justice, the next step to examine is, the stakeholders involved in delinquency. According to different agencies “the key stakeholder are schools, juvenile justice, child welfare, and mental provider ( The first stakeholder is the youth that commit crimes. Youth are the ones with the most to lose, delinquency is selective choice that the youth make, and no matter the reasoning behind the juveniles’ action, it still is his or her decision....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Why Juvenile Delinquents Should Not Be Let Off Easy

- Former Judge LaDoris Cordell, of Superior Courts of Santa Clara and State Trial Judge since 1982 agreed that some juveniles need to be place in the adult division due to sociopath tendencies. She states “I have seen many juveniles come through my courtroom not understanding or grasping the concept of eternal social branding. You feel a sense of sympathy because you want so much more for them. But then you have the ones that are too far removed emotionally from the deeds in which they have displayed, and realize that the best thing for their safety and society’s safety is incarceration in an adult facility.” There is no doubt that juvenile delinquents should not be let off easy, but is charg...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Juvenile Prostitution Crimes

- Juvenile prostitution could be define as the time in which a teenage under the age of 18 engage in sexual activities in exchange of money, property, or for mainly other reason than satisfy one emotional or sexual needs. When we think of juvenile prostitution we usually think that these grills sell their self for pleasure or because they want to but, the reality is that this crime is escalating to a level that our teenagers are becoming like slave in the 2009 this crime is getting worst and our community is not concern that this people are usually tacking our teenagers to prostitute them....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, criminal justice, crimes, ]

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Are The Major Causes Of Juvenile Crime Lack Of Parenting?

- Are the Major Causes of Juvenile Crime Lack of Parenting. “I think we attribute it [juvenile crime] to parents who need to pay more attention to their children,” Columbia County Juvenile Judge Doug Flanagan stated, “The problem almost always starts at home” (Mirshak 1). Simply not meeting a child’s emotional, mental, or physical needs can fall under the umbrella of “lack of parenting”; neglectful or abusive parenting is a definite example of a lack of parenting that can cause juvenile crime. Juvenile delinquency or crime usually refers to the violation of a law by a juvenile or minor (Gibbons 1)....   [tags: Childhood, Juvenile delinquency, Crime]

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Juvenile Justice Programs For High Risk Youths

- Juvenile Justice Program This prevention program uses their contacts together with research and expertise to pass laws, policies, and programs for high-risk youths. Their main goal is to improve the California juvenile justice system. They have several activities that end-up to preventing the youth from committing crimes or misdemeanors. The policy maker education allows the members of Commonweal to meet with state and local government officials to discuss and develop juvenile justice policies and allot budget for the priority projects regarding high-risk children and families....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Restorative Justice Policy Proposal for Juvenile Justice System

- A growing number of probation officers, judges, prosecutors as well as other juvenile professionals are advocating for a juvenile justice system which is greatly based on restorative justice. These groups of people have been frustrated by the policy uncertainty between retribution and treatment as well as unrealistic and unclear public expectations. As a primary mission, the balanced approach or policy allows juvenile justice systems together with its agencies to improve in their capacity of protecting the community and ensuring accountability of the system and the offenders ....   [tags: Juvenile Justice Reform]

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