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
There are three truths that both critics and advocates of juvenile justice have agreed upon. The first, children are fundamentally different from adults due to their lack of cognitive and moral decision making. Second, providing procedural protection and effective intervention has failed. Lastly, the juvenile justice system cannot only rely on its traditional foundation. Eliminating the juvenile court system and taking away diversion, intervention, prevention only induces the possibility of creating career criminals.
Revamped Juvenile system Victoria Brothwell CRJ 180 Dr. Tamia Herndon Introduction In many ways we have problems and flaws with the justice system. The flaws are as follows, lack of immediate discipline; courts feeling bad for the youth, too many chances where they are not deserved and the fear of applying parental discipline. I am going to outline how I believe the Juvenile Justice system should be revamped. Also I will mention the challenges that we face now and what may be faced in the future in the plan I have constructed. I will explain why I believe my ways of revamping the Justice system will help and possibly drop the levels of crimes committed by the youth.
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
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
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.
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.
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
This approach contends that, No compelling reasons exist to maintain separate from an adult criminal court, a punitive juvenile court whose only remaining distinctions are its persisting procedural deficiencies. Abolitionists believe that the juvenile justice system has failed because it has forgotten its historical commitment to rehabilitation and has instead turned to retribution and punishments, making it too much like our criminal system only with more flaws and inequality. Their solution is to combine the juvenile and criminal court to eliminate the confusion, complication, and injustice that comes from having two separate systems. They believe that juveniles often fall through the cracks of the two systems, so a combination would keep juveniles from getting away with crimes and get them the treatment they deserve. Abolishing the juvenile court may enable them to see that children should have status as rights holders.
This study will also try to offer suggestions as to how further studies can be improved and how to solve the problem of juvenile delinquency. It will also present some of the limitations that can be faced when conducting studies on this topic of juvenile delinquency. Definition of terms Juvenile delinquency- this is the broad-based term given to juveniles who commit crimes. Juveniles are defined as individuals who haven’t reached adulthood or the age of majority. (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-juvenile-delinquency.htm) Delinquency- this is defined as, failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime.