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    A report issued by Amnesty International in 1998, based on data from the Department of Justice and from individual states, estimates that as many as 200,000 youth under the age of eighteen, some as young as thirteen, are prosecuted in adult court annually. The action of sending children into the adult criminal justice system contrasts greatly with the traditional view that delinquent children need help to turn their lives around in order to succeed in their futures. Judges are said to refrain from

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    Juvenile Delinquents

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    easiest option is to punish them, throw them away, and forget about them. Although they may be out of the picture, taxpayers spend very large amounts of money to finance these ineffective facilities. However, some have seen the issues with juvenile detention facilities and have worked to create rehabilitation programs to improve the lives and outcomes of juvenile delinquents. Rehabilitation programs show positive results in reducing recidivism rates and helping juvenile offenders turn their life around

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    contributes to the number of youth in detention centers today (“Juvenile Justice”). Despite the lowest youth crime rates in twenty years, according to Holman and Ziedenberg (2006), hundreds of thousands of juveniles are locked away each year. Detention centers are intended to provide temporary housing for youth who are described as having high risk of re-offence before trial or who are likely to not attend their trial at all. The problem starts because the nation’s use of detention is rising, and facilities

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    Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice

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    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention found that high numbers of detention orders were being issued for status youth statewide. The main issue of concern was the valid court order exception to the DSO core requirement was used 2,000 times. This allowed judges to order non-delinquent youth in locked detention facility whose most serious violations involved repeat offenses of running away, skipping school or being rebelling against authority figures. The disturbing thing about this

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    Did you know that more than 1 million troubled youth end up in juvenile court every year? Troubled youth end up in the juvenile justice system because they have committed an offense. Juvenile offenses are broken down into two categories: status offense and serious/adult offenses. Status offenses are: illegal behaviors of a child. These offenses can only be committed by children under 18. If these offenses were committed by an adult they would not be considered criminal. These types of offenses can

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    juvenile detention centers creating more problems? Is the juvenile justice system addressing the needs of those juveniles participating in the system? The answer to these questions will be answered from viewing three separate documentaries on the juvenile justice system. Video 1 In the United States juveniles who committed status offenses or misdemeanor offenses are punished in a similar way to adults. For the kids that were acting out while incarcerated in a youth detention center they

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    faults and deficits, the focus of this paper is not a criticism or praise of these initiatives. Rather, I seek to investigate the potential transformative power of education within the heart of domination and exclusion: the American prison. Here, youths excluded from the start by entrenched systems of oppression are pushed one step further away from community and pulled deep into the structures of control. Incarceration signals a forcible withdrawal from community and education, and casts an indelible

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    imprisoning youth.” Detention centers do not have the best of living conditions and, being in the detention centers also has a significant impact on the juvenile's mental health. Being in a detention center really makes an impact on the way these juveniles live and act through the rest of their lives. Looking at the demographics it actually costs tax payers, the state, and the families of the juveniles more money to put the juveniles in detention centers. When they put the juvenile’s in the center they

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    stakeholders involved in delinquency. According to different agencies “the key stakeholder are schools, juvenile justice, child welfare, and mental provider (www.ok.gov). 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. The next stakeholder is the guardian. The guardians have the primary responsibility

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    The relationship between society and business is an essential foundation for success if a company is to achieve their underlying motive, profit. In the global economy run by a multitude of businesses, social responsibility is a fundamental issue for every company that is participating in the provision of goods and services that are benefitting the economy, employees, stakeholders, customers and the community. Businesses have legal and ethical obligations within their corporations, and responsibilities

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