| Should Juveniles Be Tried As Adults | | | Michelle Rogers | 10/5/2014 | | The whole purpose of the juvenile court system is to guide and rehabilitate adolescents/children by providing direction to those convicted of crime. The courts should be focusing on rehabilitation, while the state should act as a parental figure rather than a prosecutor or judge. Taking a parental approach would help channel youth in appropriate directions instead of simply punishing them for their mistakes. States deliberately give harsher sentences to teach adolescents/children a lesson. President Mark Soler of the Washington, D.C., Youth Law Center points out that adolescents/children are required by law to be incarcerated separately from adults.
The main three I will focus on are family functioning, economic status and a two-parent versus a single-parent household. All of these factors hold a key role in the juveniles’ upbringing and the role they play in society as well. These factors also lead to delinquency if the family is not a properly functioning family. A theoretical view of social disorganization will explain why and how family structure impacts juvenile delinquency. This paper will also look at possible racial, gender, and other variations in the family structure-delinquency relationship.
Where specific protections exist for juvenile offenders such as suppression of an offender's name or picture or a closed courtroom where the proceedings are not made public, these protections may be waived. Trial as an adult is a situation when a juvenile offender is tried as if he/she were an adult. Where specific protections exist for juvenile offenders such as suppression of an offender's name or picture or a closed courtroom where the proceedings are not made public, these protections may be waived. There are several differences between juvenile court and criminal court in the United States. One of the most significant differences is the intent of the two systems; the focus of the juvenile justice system is on rehabilitation and future reintegration, while the goal of the criminal justice system is punishment and deterrence of future crime.
What Is The Right Treatment or Punishment? CRJ301: Juvenile Justice Ashley Cusson Professor: Kathleen Minella June 9, 2014 Juvenile delinquency is an ongoing problem in this world and the biggest problem is how we should deal with it. I personally believe that juvenile offenders should be given the option of rehabilitation or treatment for crimes they may commit depending on the crime but other people or even the law in certain states says that punishment is the only way to successfully treat a juvenile offender. Treatment and punishment both have its pros and cons but in the area I live in I believe that treatment would be the best action to take towards juvenile delinquency and throughout this paper I will be able to show why treatment is the most effective way to go. Treatment can not only help a juvenile offender get past the actions that caused him/her to be an offender in the first place but also can help the juvenile from repeating the same mistake again.
Several different variables focus on leading adolescents into delinquency such as gender differentials, masculinity hypothesis, family function, impact of family disorders, and two parent households. Psychologists believe that differences in the way females and males are socialized affect their development (Siegel & Welsh, 2006). A current explanation for some gender differences relating to delinquency involves “social statusing”. A status offense is most commonly an act or conduct that is declared by statute to be an offense, but only when committed or engaged in by a juvenile and adjudicated in a juvenile court (Status Offense, 2002). Shopping malls and other public places are witness areas to watch both genders be defiant while being daring, adventurousness, and enjoyment of loud, rough, and risky activities.
Family Dynamics and how it affects Juvenile Delinquency Family Dynamics and how it affects Juvenile Delinquency There have been several papers that have been written that examined and picked through the reasoning’s of why different things affect juvenile delinquency. That said Family dynamics plays a key role in many factors regarding youth but the ultimate reasoning’s in why youth becomes juvenile delinquents and act out comes from the historical background of the family dynamics, how the family dynamics affects the juveniles, and what can be done to help and correct the issue. This paper will give a brief historical background on juveniles and family dynamics, discuss how family dynamics affect juveniles, and discuss different ways to help and correct the juveniles from being delinquent. Historical Background Juveniles and Family Dynamics Before exploring the reasoning’s of what, why, and how family dynamics affect juveniles; the first thing that can be examined is the history of what juveniles’ means and where it came from. During the 19th and 20th centuries that a new conceptualization of childhood and how children ought to behave emerged in both popular culture and the medical world.
The issue of youth justice evolved into the concept conferencing, which can be considered as an option if a young person has committed an offence that is covered by the Young Offenders Act 1997 (cwlth), but is too serious to be dealt with by way of police warning or formal police caution. The point of this is to keep young offenders out of the criminal justice system and rehabilitate them instead of sending them to juvenile detention for periods at a time. (b) Explain the problems in the current criminal justice system with reference to that issue The main problems in the current criminal justice system can be seen as: • the failure to address social and economic dimensions of juvenile crime • inadequate legal frameworks • high level of violence and abuse from police The failure to address the dimensions of juvenile crime arose due to a number of reasons, but common to a few key points. Firstly, in reference to the social issues, the general public and local communities did not feel as though the juvenile offender really understood how the crime they committed impacted on everyone; including the
Youth that hang around people their age that are making bad choices and not abiding the law will involve in crimes with friends who are doing the same. Their environment can cause them to act out in negative ways, the lack of positive adults, abuse and neglect, and too much idle time and not enough planned activities. Children should not be tried as adults. “The United States Supreme Court has ruled that there are limitations on the punishment juveniles can receive even when they are tried in adult court. The law considers youth crimes to be less culpable than adult, therefore juvenile punishment should not be as severe as those available for adults, even for the exact same crime.” The punishment of a 14 year old, Arkansas teenager who wasn’t the triggerman at a video rental store that he and his robbed was fair.
The mentally ill do not want or ask to be sick. As with “When Kids Get Life”, we are filling our jails and prisons with people unable to make conscience mature decisions. Why are there so few mental facilities? Was it not thought out, where would all of these patients go and what would they
We know that police officers use excessive force, and they also use their authority to verbally abuse people. So what causes police officers to abuse their authority, and (or) leads to brutality? One of the challenges with this is that not every citizen reports a police brutality, whether they see one happening, heard of one happening from their friends or family or if they themselves were a victim of one. Another challenging issue too is that we know some brutalities are not reported; therefore it makes it harder to measure those versus what is actually reported. Police brutality wouldn’t be an issue if we didn’t have to police our law enforcement officers.