Juvenile Courts

Youth Crime - Punishment Should Not Be Stressed
Youth Crime - Punishment Should Not Be Stressed
Youth Crime - Punishment Should Not Be Stressed Why would our government try to hurt kids? Well, kids are being hurt right now. You see, in America punishment, rather than rehabilitation is being emphasized for juveniles who commit crimes. This way of thinking must stop with the addition of rehabilitation and prevention programs for juvenile offenders. States vary in their legal definition of a juvenile. In Illinois, for example, a juvenile is defined as any person below the age of 17. Using eac
Young Offenders Act - The Truth?
Young Offenders Act - The Truth?
Young Offenders Act - The Truth? This essay was written to show the advantages and disadvantages of the Young Offenders Act over the previous Juvenile Delinquents Act. Also it should give a theoretical understanding of the current Canadian Juvenile-Justice system, the act and it's implications and the effects of the young offenders needs and mental health on the outcome of the trials. In the interest of society the young offenders act was brought forth on april second 1984. This act was created
The New Federalist Party
The New Federalist Party
The New Federalist Party Part I As the sole member of the New Federalist party, it is with great honors that I now present to you the very first New Federalist platform. PREAMBLE The growing dissension between the two major political parties today has drawn them away from the public's views. It has been determined that the citizens of the United States cannot get what they want from the current major parties. Because of this, a total reconstruction of the current political structure is in dire n
Government Should Establish Program To Reduce Juvenile Crime
Government Should Establish Program To Reduce Juvenile Crime
Government Should Establish Program To Reduce Juvenile Crime Juvenile crime is increasing rapidly and is a problem that plagues America. The murder rate by 18 year olds has increased 467% since 1965! The current policy maintained for the last number of decades is clearly not effective. An increase of 207% in the number of murder cases committed by 15 year olds from 1985 to 1993 is not a sign that current policy is effective. Changes must be made. The best way to address the problem is through go
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice To many Americans today, the country is a hostage-but not from oversea terrorism as one might expect to think. No today, we live in fear from our own children; and these are the same young people who we are entrusting the future of this great country with. According to the Department of Justice report released in November, thirty-eight percent of those arrested for weapons offenses in 1995 were under the age of eighteen (Curriden 66). In the same report, the Bureau of Justice St
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice The Juvenile Justice System as it typically functions in America's thousands of jurisdictions is the subject that will be covered. The Juvenile Justice System is defined as that sociolegal process having responsibility and authority for public reaction to current juvenile delinquency and deterrence of future juvenile delinquency, including within that process the public and private agents, agencies, laws, rules, and policies having to do with juvenile delinquency(Weiner, 1987,
The Young Offenders Act
The Young Offenders Act
The Young Offenders Act This essay was written to show the advantages and disadvantages of the Young Offenders Act over the previous Juvenile Delinquents Act. Also it should give a theoretical underezding of the current Canadian Juvenile-Justice system, the act and it's implications and the effects of the young offenders needs and mental health on the outcome of the trials. In the interest of society the young offenders act was brought forth on april second 1984. This act was created to ensure t
three strikes your out
three strikes your out
This paper will discuss the literature that examines the relationship between the ?Three Strikes and You?re Out? law and its impact on the criminal justice system in California. The three strikes law was passed as a ?get tough? response on crime, and its goal was to serve as a deterrent and to reduce violent crime by incarcerating repeat offenders for the rest of their lives. Repeat offenders are thought to be responsible for a majority of crimes. The most thorough study of recidivism, done in 1
CJS
CJS
The American juvenile justice system was designed over 100 years ago to reform kids who were found guilty of minor crimes such as petty theft and truancy. Today, the system is becoming overwhelmed by crimes of violence by children. Stealing and skipping school have been replaced by violent crimes, such as rape and murder. The juvenile justice system was never built to deal with these kinds of problems with children. The juvenile justice system of the past sought to rehabilitate youthful offender
Teens and their Crimes
Teens and their Crimes
Teens and their Crimes Teens and their crime sentences As more minors are committing violent crimes, the question of whether they should be tried as adults keeps arising. Teens as of 13 or 14 years old are committing violent crimes like murder, rape, and robberies everywhere around the world. Some of these teens are being tried as adults while others are being tried as juveniles and receiving rehabilitation. Teenagers shouldn't be sentenced as adults unless they have committed horrible psycho cr
Flaws Within the United States Criminal Justice Sy
Flaws Within the United States Criminal Justice Sy
Flaws Within the United States Criminal Justice System Ja'Kaylah Spearman April 3, 2017 For years, statistics have shown that the United States criminal justice system has many flaws that are need of fixing. These flaws include but are not limited to; false imprisonment, imprisonment for non-violent crimes, a drastic increase in drug offenders being incarcerated from 1980 to 2008, how the system is failing to rehabilitate the youth , and over 7 million people being in prison or on parole. These
Criminal Law Foundation Evaluation
Criminal Law Foundation Evaluation
Criminal Law Foundation Evaluation CJA/484 Linda Fisher-Lewis By: Amanda DeBerry The United States goes by a set of rules in which they have to follow these safeguards are here to protect us from bad people that do not follow the rules. Juvenile and adults court will never be the same and they have many different things that they do . When dealing with the amendments they are here to also protect us and serve us the right way and give the citizens' a fair trial. There will always be someone aro
Death Penalty
Death Penalty
Death Penalty Electric chair, gas chamber, lethal injection, firing squad, hanging, guillotine, and garroting. When you hear these words what do you think of? Do you feel frightened? When some hear these words they tend to say, Oh they deserve it. In the court system that is not always the case. The question you always have to ask yourself is what did the accused do and do they deserve the death penalty? What is bad enough to deserve death? Are their certain crimes that do and then some that
Crime in the Hood
Crime in the Hood
Crime in the Hood Nathan A Walker CJS231 08/22/2016 JP Lapre Crime in the Hood  The two cities I chose to compare crime rates are Indianapolis and Chicago. Since Chicago is just a bit bigger one could expect that the same amount of crimes are being committed.   Although geographically close to one another, crime rates can differ due to such factors as the unemployment rate or the make-up of the population within certain communities.   Population growth can also be considered an underlying fa