When the prisoner is released, they may be very angry about the lack of attention they recieved, and become a repeat offender. Rehab gives one a chance to learn about his/her debilitating problems and offers to help them change. It also helps to ease the offender’s reentry into society. Juvenile offenders should be especially considered for rehab because they are young and deserve second chances. They aren’t fully
Malik Thompson Ethics The juvenile court System is a very good system, and is one that is well needed. Without it, how else would we punish the youngsters that make some wrong decisions? Three ways I would fix the problem here in the United States is that, I would have more harsh punishments for those who commit the crimes; I would have a better rehab process to prevent further crimes, and finally I would implement a mandatory parenting class for parents of violators. With the combination of these three ideas, plus other people’s ideas out in the world, we can all come to help to make this world and safer and better place to live and raise our children in. The first thing that I would change would be to enforce harsher punishment for crimes so as to defer young teens from making the same mistakes again.
Elizabeth stated that when a juvenile is put on probation the probation officer works with the parents to try and steer the juvenile straight. What this means is that it is the probation officer and parent’s responsibility to try and help the juvenile put and end to his/her recidivism. The only negative about the probation officer and the parents working together is the parent’s inability to help the juvenile or the probation officer. I forgot to ask Elizabeth how often do juveniles become rehabilitated especially when the parents and probation officer work together. If the juvenile’s parents are avid about steering their son or daughter’s ways then this is an effective method, but as we know that’s not always the case.
The youths that are being tried in the adult courts should be offered to better themselves as for they are not fully developed at the ages under eighteen. Punishing a teen by taking away their rights for life is not helping the betterment of society. Another person in prison means more local taxes for another set of clothing, more food, and occasionally, more space to be built. A psychologist could benefit from these children who caused trouble, especially if the trouble was un intentional. Juveniles have greater possibility than adults to make a change in their lives with the right help with counseling and rehabilitation.
2 Juveniles Should Be Tried as Adults in Certain Circumstances Mary Onelia Estudillo Mary Onelia Estudillo has written several articles for The Guardian, the student newspaper of the University of California at San Diego. The juvenile justice system was originally created to provide individualized rehabilitation to offenders of minor crimes such as truancy, shoplifting, and vandalism. But youth today are taking advantage of this lenient and outdated system and are committing violent crimes because they believe they will get off easy. In order to provide justice to victims and their families and to prevent more and more juveniles from committing violent crimes, the United States must hold criminals accountable—regardless of their age—and impose
This may work with this offender and be a strength because he is still young, it keeps the offender in close supervision with the probation officers. This form of sanctioning provides many restrictions on ones freedoms, which include fines, home confinement, intensive probation, restitution to the victims, community service and or boot camp. Weakness to this sanction would be possibly be that the probation isn’t as firm/strict and doesn’t monitor the offender much, or that the offender doesn’t get treatment for the alcohol/drugs that was in his
The Juvenile Justice System has the bases of the Adult Justice System but the goals are much different. In the juvenile courts a child’s privacy is protected from the public. They focus on the needs of the child, trying to identify problems they are having and find solutions, treatments and support systems, to help them to stay out of the court system rather than punishment. Juvenile systems also believe that there shouldn’t be any long term confinement and that no matter what offense that you committed as a child you should be released by the age of twenty-one. The court process for the juvenile can last from a couple hours to a couple days long and are informal in nature without a jury.
Other forms include community service and house arrest (Foster, 2006). Community Corrections When a person is involved with a form of community corrections, he or she, are under supervision by an appointed corrections professional. Community corrections, requires a person to stay out of trouble, such as not having any negative police contact or the use of any alcohol or drugs (Fosters, 2006). Community corrections offer an offender the chance to serve his or her sentencing, for his or her punishment, in his or her home, or in a different form of facility than that of a jail, or prison. Affect on society Community corrections affect society because some people do not feel safe knowing that there is a criminal out and about with the freedom to do whatever, he or she pleases.
Others will hopefully learn from those mistakes and not do it. Why they shouldn’t be tried as adults? Kids who commit crimes are between the ages of 9 or 10. At, that age it is impossible for them to have the mental ability to plan or commit a crime yet alone understand the consequences of that action. An adult who commits a crime is punished for it and will remember it for the rest of their lives.
RAISING OUR CHILDREN IN A VIOLENT WORLD Unfortunately, there will be obstacles that will interfere in how we raise our children, what they learn and how they will behave. Although we think that children are not aware of violence, they almost always see and hear more than we think they do. It is essential to listen carefully to children’s worries and let them know as adults, parents and educators that we promise to keep them safe. I was raised in the projects of New York City. I saw crimes committed, drug selling and violence.