Juvenile Court Cases

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| Juvenile Crime Paper | CJS200 Tony Sanders | | | 12/2/2012 | | Juvenile Court is a court that has special jurisdiction over delinquent and dependent children usually up to the age of eighteen (www.merriam-webster.com). Juvenile courts handle civil matters, usually concerning the care of a child or one whose parents cannot provide for them and criminal matters arising from antisocial behavior by the child. The differences between an adult court and juvenile court are that juveniles do not get judged in front of a jury like in criminal courts. Furthermore Juveniles cannot get bail as they can in (www.lawcollective.org). With my own experience in the juvenile court system I got sent to a shelter care in Salisbury…show more content…
I personally believe that juveniles believe fully that they cannot be punished if they are breaking laws. They do not realize that they are still accountable for their actions, and their actions are accountable by law. The kinds of delinquent behavior that brings youths into juvenile court can be divided into person offenses, such as assault, robbery, rape, and murder or property offenses that include larceny, automobile theft, burglary, trespassing, arson, and vandalism; also public order offenses, such as disorderly conduct, weapons and liquor law violations. There are three basic pathways for a juvenile to be tried in a criminal court: statutory exclusion, prosecutorial discretion, and judicial waiver or transfer. Once a youth is found to be delinquent, the judge can place the youth on formal probation, order the youth to a residential facility, invoke other sanctions such as restitution, fines, or community service, or dismiss the case. The most recent case of juvenile delinquency I witnessed was when my friend’s house was burglarized and they gave the minor a court date. When the minor was faced in front of a judge he was ordered to pay restitution and was sent to a facility that would give him therapy. To my surprise he was being sent to the same place I went to as a child, they now accept boys. When I heard this I wondered if this…show more content…
Other variables are single or no parent home, truancy, low or no parental supervision and gang membership. The juvenile crime rates from what I have researched seem to involve treatment of a child in the home. As for me my juvenile problems stemmed from a step-father who was abusive, verbally mentally and physically. My mother did drugs to forget the abuse that my step-father did to her. Because of me witnessing my step-father abuse my mother I felt like it was normal. Eventually I started to act out because of the abuse I went through. A lot of my problems were a direct result of that, however I did learn that was not the way to be and curved my ways and straightened up as did my

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