Juvenile Rights CRJ 301 Juveniles like adults have a process to go through before they can be charged. Not all states are the same when it comes to processing, but they all have the same outcome. Juveniles like adults need to be punished for their actions regardless of whether it is a mild offense or a serious offense. During the processing there are some organizations that require certain procedure to be done, while in other states it is left up to the courts or the police officer. During an arrest of a juvenile the officer must first decided whether the officer or the general public is in harm’s way.
In most juvenile homicide cases, they are automatically put into the adult justice system for committing the adult-like crime. Some of these children are receiving punishments such as life in prison, even life in prison without parole. Although, the kids may have committed the “adult” crime it is unethical for youths to be tried as adults. Youths should not be tried as adults because they are too young to understand the adult criminal court and could receive cruelty from the state penitentiaries. Also, instead of sending the juveniles
Some of the children end up being arrested and being sentenced to juvenile prisons. In this place, they undergo corrective measures so that they may be able to get back to the community when reformed. Background and Justification High recidivism among the juvenile is associated with the increase in crime, lack of stable a home environment, unstable families and the risk of health in the society. However much the government is doing to rectify juvenile delinquents, Juvenile recidivism is still a steadily growing problem. The recidivism happens because those juveniles do not feel like the fit in the community after they leave the juvenile correctional centers.
Some juvenile inmates come from broken homes, divorced families, deadbeat parents and are just trying to survive. Juvenile prisons need to be different from adult prisons, you can’t treat kids like adults, especially the younger juveniles. They need a role model to influence them positively, punishment but an emphasis on hope a better life more than anything. Adults still need hope, but if you’re still committing crime as an adult you’re either in the wrong place at the wrong
Punishing and following up with rehabilitation through community supervision can help prevent crime. Punishment and community supervision should be based on the type of crime. If the appropriate sentence is issued upon a minor, it can help prevent them from future criminal activity. Each act of violent crime is different and every minor has a different back story. Once the crime is committed, the next step should be having a social worker and therapist speak with the minor.
Daniel kongou April 6, 2012 Juvenile’s justice Juveniles Should Be Treated As Adult Professor RAMSEY Juvenile’s delinquency has become a major problem for law enforcement and for the community. Nowhere seems to be safe nowadays because kids want to act like adult and want to take control in any situation especially when it goes to their benefits. They want to have the power and the respect by becoming gang members. They commit criminal act in the community and are not afraid of the consequences. They do not have or take the time to learn about life and what is good for them.
Living in areas that are disadvantaged causes juveniles to have low self control and bad tempers. These families are low income families that are on public assistance. Some of these juvenile parents are in the system as well. “Smith states that these juveniles have family members who are known to the justice system. He also states that police officers are more likely to arrest suspects in racially mixed or minority neighborhoods” (Crutchfield and Martinez, 2010 p913).
As for older gangs that are organized and commit the more violent crimes, prevention usually involves getting the community to protect themselves. They can create a neighborhood watch programs, they have to be willing to advise the police of suspicious activities and not create environment where gangs can thrive. People need to believe that they have equal opportunities to succeed and educate themselves, gangs are less likely to exist. Techniques for gang interventions vary with the division that is handling the case. They all have the same goal, that is to stop gang violence.
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.
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. A person, whom commits a crime while in the community, will return to jail to finish up his or her time that he or she was sentenced, depending on the new crime committed, whether it is the same crime or not, the offender can have time added to his or her present sentencing. Hypothesis and Effectiveness Community corrections are forms of discipline that works when it is directed toward the correct group of people. Every person deserves a second chance, unless you are a person whom thinks that killing a person, is a good way to solve