In juvenile court a plea bargain hinges on a juvenile's compliance with certain conditions. For example, as part of a plea deal, a juvenile may need to attend counseling, obey curfews, or even attend rehabilitation program. In the adult court a plea bargain hinges on the involved defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge, or to only one of several charges that they have. Sentencing Hearing exist for juvenile and adult offenders. A sentence hearing is when the judge gives the offender there sentence that they have to
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
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.
Juvenile Crime Paper Karl R. Bosman CJS/200 September 23, 2012 Reid Bagley Juvenile Crime Paper Introduction This essay states some of the differences between juvenile and adult courts. Juveniles eighteen and under have their punishment different than that of an adult unless the juvenile commits a serious crime such as murder, than the juvenile may be tried as an adult. The juvenile system looks at the punishment as a means to rehabilitate the youth. In a juvenile court, there is no jury and is closed to the public. The judge hears the case and sets forth the punishment.
Juveniles form their opinion of police officers by their first encounter with them. Officers have a certain amount of discretion to use when deciding how much discretion they will use, this is even more so with juveniles. Discretion is the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation. Just like with adults, officers may ask juveniles general questions and may ask additional information to clarify the situation, to make sure that the juvenile is not in violation of a status offense. A status offense may include but is not limited to truancy, running away, and curfew violations.
All juveniles referred in Fresno County are processed through the Juvenile Court Intake Unit. The Juvenile Intake Officer is responsible for screening and investigating the referral, determining the method of handling and making referrals to other agencies when appropriate. Roles of a Juvenile Probation Officer this process usually involve not only an Interview with the child, but with the parents, and school personnel. Probation officers can perform any function assigned to him or her by the court. Their most common duties are to supervise offenders placed on supervision, and to investigate offender's personal and criminal history for the Court prior to sentencing.
ju Natsaha Fussell ju Juvenile Crime Law is a subcategory of Juvenile Law. Although a type of criminal law, juvenile crime law only deals with under-age individuals, who are treated very differently than adults in criminal law, and usually have their own courts of law. Minors under the age of 18 years, who commit a crime, or otherwise violate established rules and statutes, are identified as juvenile delinquents, juvenile offenders, youthful offenders, or delinquent minors. Laws governing juvenile delinquency are largely enacted and regulated on a state by state basis. The doctrine of parens patriae allows the state to essentially act as parent to a youth by legislation, for the purpose of maintenance, custody, care and protection of the children within the state.
In California from that point the police may get involved if an incident occurs at school or home, the officer can choose to take the youth to juvenile hall. The next step would be the probation department’s decision to book the juvenile or not based on offense and capacity of the hall Once a juvenile is arrested in California the officer has more leeway in whether to release the minor back to his or her parents or take them to juvenile hall. Once detained, the district attorney can drop charges, request transfer or file charges. Once placed in juvenile hall a petition can be filed either by the district attorney or the probation department. At this point the court can make various decisions such as whether the
Most community service programs for juveniles actually focus on punishment instead of rehabilitation. Even though they are projected a community service projects, most are simply work gangs used to punish the juvenile for the act that has been committed. Though most law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies portray these programs as rehabilitative measures, they are actually very similar to the adult programs that are used for punishment. Two such programs are the Boulder County, Colorado’s D.A. Diversion Community Service Program and the Marion County, Florida’s W.I.L.A.
Juvenile delinquency, also known as juvenile offending, or youth crime, is participation in illegal behaviour by minors (juveniles) who fall under a statutory age limit.  Most legal systems prescribe specific procedures for dealing with juveniles, such as juvenile detention centres, and courts. A juvenile delinquent is a person who is typically under the age of 18 and commits an act that otherwise would have been charged as a crime if they were an adult. Although persons under 18 can also be charged and tried as adults, depending on the type of offense committed. In recent years, the average age for first arrest has dropped significantly, and younger boys and girls are committing these crimes.