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Juvenile Delinquency

Why Houston ISD Need Child Advocacy Programs

Advocacy programs are often very important in the society as they help in certain sensitization programs. Advocacy programs are also always used to discourage certain vices in the society that could compromise cherished values. At organization levels, acts of advocacy are at times embraced in order to promote general objectives...

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Juvenile Justice and Treatment

Juveniles that enter the criminal justice system often have substance abuse problems, as well as other psychological issues. It is important to assess thoroughly and treat these minors in an effort to release healthy individuals. It is imperative that the justice system and the treatment systems be integrated. The rate...

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The Difference between Juvenile and Institutional Corrections

Describe the differences between juvenile community corrections and institutional corrections Juvenile community corrections differ from institutional corrections in the following ways. First, juvenile community corrections involve supervision in the community when juvenile probation takes place whereas institutional corrections involves juveniles’ placement in semi-secure or secure institutional facilities such as temporary...

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Should Juveniles be sentenced to Life in Prison?

Sentencing the juveniles to life imprisonment in the absence of the possibility of a parole is inherently inhumane and cruel. A majority of the juveniles do not fully understand the level of severity that is associated with their crimes as well as the level of their prosecutions. For instance, a...

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Proposals for Reforming Juvenile Court

1. Background In 1899, the states of Colorado and Illinois created what was then known as Children’s Court. This idea was one that had spread to most states of America in the 20 years that followed, and the rationale behind them, driven by children’s right advocates and women’s organizations, was...

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Juvenile vs. Court

The judicial system of the US is very ‘vocal’ in the protection of juveniles. It is tailored to ensure that juvenile offenders get as much help as they can so that they are able to rehabilitate their tendencies or behavior. Adult offenders are also assisted by the justice system to...

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Juvenile Murderers and Prison Sentences

Since 2012, the United States Supreme Court has made a dramatic turn in its treatment of inmates who were convicted of first-degree murders when they were juveniles and were given mandatory life sentences without parole. The decisions back in 2012 and 2016 were based on the premise that sentencing juveniles...

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Juvenile Justice

Juvenile arrests are arrests made of persons under the age of eighteen. In the year 2008, about 2.11 million arrests were made of persons under the age of eighteen; this recorded a 3% decline in the number of juvenile arrests compared to the year 2007 (Charles Puzzanchera, 2009). Violent crimes...

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The Juvenile Justice System

The juvenile justice system in the United States is much like the adult justice system, with a few important differences. When “juvenile” offenders – those under the age of 18 – commit a crime, they are treated a lot like an adult would be, in similar circumstances such as being...

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Juvenile Delinquency

The causes behind juvenile delinquency have long been debated. Based on research that suggests the human brain is not fully mature until at least 25 years of age, the justice system established a separate system specifically for juveniles. The separation of systems provided different repercussions for juvenile offenders compared to...

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The Political and Economic Context of Juvenile Delinquency From the 1800s

In the United States, the development, implementation, and evolution of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice were associated with differing political and economic contexts. The justice system began to develop in the early 1800s in response to growing economic inequality and corresponding crime, and juveniles were initially treated in the same...

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Jurisdiction of Juvenile Court

The punishment on children and young persons is restricted by Juvenile Offenders Ordinance. The former is a person below fourteen years old. The latter is a person whose age is between fourteen and sixteen years old (these frames vary across the states so that the highest limit can reach eighteen...

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Handling Juveniles

Police have a lot of responsibilities and power that they can use to help ensure that juvenile cases are handled discreetly. In all cases, police should have a level of discretion but this holds especially true for juvenile cases. Police have a wider range of options they can use when...

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Future of the Juvenile System Proposal

Introduction Every year, many children and adolescents are involved in the juvenile court systems in various ways. While punishment is fair in the case that there is crime committed, there are many cases in which children and adolescents still may become involved in the juvenile court system regardless. This is...

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Analysis of the case theories of In re Gault and Kent v. the United States

The progressive theory states that children must be considered vulnerable and innocent and lack the mental state needed for them to be responsible for any criminal offense they commit. The theory exempts the minors notably because they do not have the mature mental state and lack the necessary wisdom to...

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Juvenile Court vs Adult Court

The Juvenile Justice System (JJS)was created with the intention to rehabilitate, and treat the youth while promoting safety in the society, holding them accountable for their actions, and restoring the youth to wholeness (“Youth in the Justice System: An Overview, n.d.”). Research in brain development suggests that juveniles are not...

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Aristotle and Juvenile Delinquency

As children are born into society, there appears to be no way of knowing what the life of that child will entail as they grow into an age of independency and making decisions for themselves. It would seem that, given similar circumstances, all children would grow to have similar structures...

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