The article expounds on some key statistics that suggest that young people are 36 more times to commit suicide in an adult prison than a juvenile facility. It also speaks to the outcome of young people who survive an adult facility. They return to society as damaged and dangerous people and are more likely to commit violent crimes and add to the recidivism rate. This article reinforces my opinion and advocates my stance on children in jails with adults. A quote from the article that puts it in perspective says, “The rush to criminalize children has set the country on a dangerous path.
Juvenile Delinquency Jamiela Flournoy CJA/204 November 25, 2013 Chris Cannon Juvenile Delinquency “In its simplest definition, crime is any specific act prohibited by law for which society has provided a formally sanctioned punishment” (Roberts, 2013). Crimes that are considered juvenile are crimes that are also committed by an adult. Crimes such as robbery, murder, rape, larceny, battery, or any other crime that an individual can be tried and convicted for is considered a juvenile crime. They are put into categories of misdemeanors and felonies just as an adult, but dependent upon the age of the child will determine the punishment of the crime. Prior to the development of juvenile courts children were treated and housed with adult offenders.
Rosemary Johnson CJA/374 Criminal Procedure Instructor Glenda Rohrbach April 13, 2013 According to the Juvenile Justice Bulletin, past research explains there are common reasons for juvenile delinquency behavior. These factors could include a birth trauma, child abuse and neglect, poor parenting skills, lack of age-appropriate discipline, mental health issues, unduly peer influences, bad housing conditions, dysfunctional family life, and living in a high-crime neighborhood. These research studies are hoping to improve juvenile delinquency violence and juvenile delinquency drug use. These studies demonstrate that family environment, poor school associations, bad peer pressures, and what
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The purpose of the classification matrix is to suggest the presumptive sanction(s) for youth entering the juvenile justice system based on the seriousness of the present offense and the risk of continued delinquent behavior. Furthermore because of incomplete information in criminal history, social behavior, attitude behavior indicators, incomplete school data, medical history, and families background along with criminal history, this is assessment cannot properly assess these two juveniles. Additionally, the assessment cannot match the sanction with the level of control necessary to manage the risk, and offer the advantages of the matrix approach for a more accurate measure of recidivism than the use of a risk assessment only (Missouri Juvenile Offender Risk Assessment, 2003). In assessing the current information with an understanding the risk assessment is incomplete and pending further investigations the correctional strategy are assessed
Mr. Governor of the State of Confusion This is a memo on if juvenile sex-offenders Should be treated as adults in the criminal justice system? In many states, youth sex offender statutes require youth to be tried and sentenced in the adult criminal justice system. Research shows the ineffectiveness of these approaches and that youth would be more appropriately served in the juvenile justice system. Here are some key facts about youth sex offenders.
Discuss the view that some people turn to crime because of their upbringing. Turning to crime by upbringing can be explained by the social, developmental and behaviourist approaches. It can be explained by developmental in Farringtons study of Disrupted Families. Farrington documented the start, duration and end of offending behaviour from childhood to adulthood in families of 411 boys aged 8 and 9. From Farringtons study they concluded that the most important risk factors are criminality in the family and poor child-rearing.
Juvenile Delinquency and Family Structure Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements CJ 387 Juvenile Delinquency D’Meki L. Murry Mississippi Valley State University Mrs. R. Cobbs April 19, 2012 Introduction In today’s society more and more juveniles committing delinquent acts, we have to stop and ask ourselves why this continues to be a problem in our communities. This paper will provide an overview on juvenile delinquency and the role family structure has in this. Juveniles are more likely to become delinquent when there is little or a weak structure being provided by their family. Even thought there are many factors that entail the cause of juvenile delinquency, this paper will focus on three that encompass all the different factors. The main three I will focus on are family functioning, economic status and a two-parent versus a single-parent household.
Status offenders, delinquents, and juvenile superpredators. A status offender is a child who has committed an act or failed to fulfill a responsibility for which, if he or she were an adult, the court would not have any authority over him or her. A delinquent is a juvenile accused of committing an act that is criminal for both adults and juveniles. A Juvenile superpredator is a term used to describe juveniles who commit violent felony crimes (Fagin 231). In order to create and operate successful rehabilitation programs for juvenile delinquents we need to understand what causes juvenile delinquency.
Adult sentencing to juveniles will be historically discussed, statistically evaluated, study oriented, case based and quoted. Myths to this trend excess and programs initiated, that can integrate the future of a better light into the adult prison life as a juvenile. Courts acted as a […] “kind of well-meaning parent or kindly uncle looking after the best interests of the child…a view that …we should rehabilitate, not just punish, the child” (122). This form of juvenile justice was called parens partial (122). This system started to fade away and concerns grow as to how children were made into criminals in adult jails (122-123).