I do think that courts should consider other factors, like the severity of the crime, the juvenile's previous criminal record and their upbringing, before determining if they should be tried as an adult. But, it should still be the goal of the court system to attempt to educate juveniles, rather than throwing in the towel at the first sign of violence, and sending them to prison with even more violent, hardened criminals. Some say that children who commit adult crimes such as murder should be tried as adults. Then you should be tried as an adult no matter your age. If you take a life from one you should suffer the same punishment if your 15 or if your 43.
Intermediate Sanctions Intermediate Sanctions With overcrowding in the juvenile facilities there was a search for some kind of program that would provide the most serious of the juvenile offenders a community based intensive supervision as a substitute to incarceration. The Office Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) responded to this need by funding Post adjudication Nonresidential Intensive Supervision Programs, a project that is overseen and run by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD). They wanted to identify and assess the intensive supervision program. They wanted to provide a program that kept juveniles out of long term facilities and possible give them a better chance and not committing crimes again. (OJJDP 1994).
Differences with juvenile and adult punishment within the criminal justice system When concerning the differences between juvenile and adult punishments looking at the age of the offender is an important issue to look at. The adult offender is aged 18 or older, while the juvenile is under the age of 18. This is where the similarities end and the differences begin. When an adult is sentenced for a crime he or she could serve the sentence in either a country jail, or a state or federal prison. An adults sentence is to punish the offender for the crime he or committed.
B B Abstract This paper is about juvenile delinquents and why children may have become one. It is about how it’s not always their fault. How if the crime is harsh enough that they might be tried as adults. It’s also about the seriousness of the crimes and how if tried as adults if they should be sentenced as adults, too. Juvenile delinquents are defined as trouble makers, thugs, gangsters etc.
Courts are challenged with an array of factors in establishing an effective system of justice for juveniles that holds juveniles accountable as well as prepares them for reintegration into society as productive citizens. Currently the nation is swept with controversy over Juvenile offenders. Of the many components of Juvenile Delinquency; the main issues raised reflects society’s views on Crime Control versus Due Process and how this pertains to juveniles. Are we incarcerating children into a system that does not hold them accountable? My paper will be an analysis of the juvenile justice system, recidivism rates, and how this process affects the outcome of children and administration in the Juvenile Justice System.
Nevertheless, when the wholesale transfer to criminal court of various classes of juvenile offenders that are defined solely by the charged offense starts to become the rule rather than the exception, we need to stop and take stock of what we are doing. I say this because this represents a fundamental challenge to the developmental premise on which the juvenile court was founded that adolescents and adults are different in ways that warrant their differential treatment under the law. Even though juveniles have different psychological thoughts they should still be trialed as adults because they are considered delinquents and I believe if they commit the crimes they should be trialed as any other adult would be. Juveniles sometimes
Juveniles would not become repeated offenders. Some say they lack the maturity to understand the wrongness of comprehending their actions. Juveniles can be rehabilitated. The justice legal system, should they treat juvenile violent offenders as adults? My rebuttal: Yes, a heinous crime remains a heinous crime regardless who has committed it.
Furthermore, the processes and procedures are fairly different from one another. Juvenile and Adult Courts: A Comparative Analysis Overview of the Juvenile System The juvenile justice system includes a wide-ranging array of networks and integrated services designed to serve the youths that enter the system (Champion, 2003). Even as the age limits are defined by the federal statues and typically include juvenile offenders 7-18 years of age, states determine the systems of adjudication, juvenile diversion, intervention and prevention programs and the conditions thereof (Champion, 2003; DJJ, 2012). Since many of these diversion, intervention and secondary prevention programs and services and the chances to participate in these programs rely upon law enforcement discretionary powers, the agreement of the state attorney, court officials, juvenile probation officers and/or other representative, as well as the type of charge, of the juveniles in question must agree to the terms or enter the adjudication process (DJJ, 2012). While the latter is undesirable for most institutions and entities due to statutory regulations determining which types of labor youth offenders can perform
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).
In the state of New York State a person who commits a crime and is under the age of 16 is sent to the Family Court system. The first type of hearing in the New York juvenile justice system is in the family court, said juvenile is then submitted to a fact finding hearing. If a finding is made the judge schedules a dispositional hearing and the Probation Department is ordered to investigate; then the juvenile’s home is looked into as well as school activity and behavior. The first sign a juvenile delinquent may exhibit is trouble in school, being suspended or acting out. 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.