• Boot Camps Juvenile States Camp
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    Boot Camps: An Idea Whose Time Came and Went Five years ago, responding to an increase in serious juvenile crime, the state of Maryland initiated one of the nation's largest boot camp programs for teenage criminals. The program, called the Leadership Challenge, quickly became the model for other states. But last week, after reviewing a task force report that documented instances of physical abuse at their camps, Maryland officials appeared on the verge of conceding that the current initiative wa...
  • Juvenile Crime Juveniles Justice Violence
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    Juvenile Crime There has always been alarm and despair over escalating juvenile crime. In the 1950 s there were reports about the mushrooming problems with youthful gangs in the big cities. In the 1960 s we began to hear about a surge of juvenile crime in areas that had been regarded as virtually crime free. In the suburbs as well as the inner cities, youngsters were dropping out of school, using drugs and committing crimes. In the 1970 s and 1980 s, juvenile court dockets became increasingly ja...
  • The Media And The Fear Of Victimization
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    The Media and the Fear of Victimization Tonight's presenter spoke on the images of crime that are presented on television and the media and how they affect the public perception on being victimized. She gave examples of how the media has the tendency to often blow up situation so as to make it appear as if the nation is in some great peril. For example if someone does a study on juvenile crime you can expect the media to focus on juvenile crime and incidents that may be occurring across the nati...
  • Gangsta Rap Music Television Crime
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    From 1990 to to the present there has been a sharp increase in juvenile crime across the United States. From 1996 to the present there has been a slight decline from the statistics in 1995 (OJJDP). What was the cause for this uprise in juvenile delinquency? I will discuss 2 different theories to why there was such an increase in juvenile crime rates. I will analyze the rise of the " Gangsta-Rap' culture in the early 1990's and how it may have affected teenagers that are in lower-income families....
  • Juvenile Crime Crime Rates
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    Juvenile Crime: Crime Rates It is comforting to know that, according to recent crime statistics, crime rates are dropping among adults. However, for teens the crime rate is soaring. Between 1990 and 1994, the rate at which adults age 25 and older committed homicides declined 22%; yet the rate jumped 16% for youths between 14 and 17. This age group surpassed the 18 - 24-year-old group in the early OE 90^1 sas the most crime-prone. (Between 1986 and 1991, 18 - 24 showed a 62% increase in homicides...
  • Juvenile Justice Juveniles In Adult
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    What Happened to Juvenile Justice? There is a great deal of controversy over the trying and sentencing of juvenile offenders today. Many will argue that because the severity of Juvenile crimes has risen, the severity of its consequences should rise; however, no matter how serious the crime is, juvenile offenders tried as adults receive far worse than they deserve. The majority of Juveniles tried as adults are hardly given any form of human rights. Adult jails are not the environment children sho...
  • Juvenile Justice Crime Children Delinquents
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    All legal systems were have distinguished between juvenile delinquents and adult criminals. Youth are usually not considered morally responsible for their behavior. Under the code of Napoleon in France, an example is limited responsibility was given to children under the age of 16. The punishment of juvenile offenders up to the 19 th century was often as harsh as those given to adult offenders. In the U. S. , young criminals were treated as adult criminals. Sentences for all offenders could be ...
  • Increase In Juvenile Crime
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    Speech Draft: The Increase of Juvenile Crime Have you heard about the frightful high school shooting in Columbine High School Have you ever wonder what is wrong with our society Have you ever wonder when will you encounter the same tragic incidence Or have you ever wonder whether the people around you have the potential violence of causing the same tragedy. While ago, one of my dearest friend Andy had his car stolen by a juvenile theft, who later been caught by the police. Dear audiences and jud...
  • Juvenile Crime Law Enforcement
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    Recent studies have shown that there has been a growth in juvenile delinquency since the 1970's. It is believed that by the year 2010, juvenile crime will double. Congress is moving to implement harsher penalties for underage criminals, but more effective law enforcement and stiffer penalties cannot effectively combat crime. Not everyone agrees with the idea that law enforcement and stiffer penalties cannot effectively combat crime. Some people say that tough law enforcement policies have reduce...
  • Government Should Establish Program To Reduce Juvenile Crime
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    Government Should Establish Program To Reduce Juvenile Crime Juvenile crime is increasing rapidly and is a problem that plagues America. The murder rate by 18 year olds has increased 467% since 1965! The current policy maintained for the last number of decades is clearly not effective. An increase of 207% in the number of murder cases committed by 15 year olds from 1985 to 1993 is not a sign that current policy is effective. Changes must be made. The best way to address the problem is through g...
  • Juvenile Habitual Offender
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    ... highly successful individual in society. In contrast, the 'super predator' lacks the intelligence or the 'masking capabilities' of the psychopath to achieve success outside of the criminal world. (9) The 'super predator' is not psychotic. Psychotics are largely out of touch with reality. They suffer from delusions, hallucinations, or other disordered states. They are often found not guilty of crimes they commit by reason of insanity. (8) Today, especially in the inner cities, children, in t...
  • Incarcerating Kids Destroys American Society
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    Maggie Marr Marr 2 Honor's English 11 Ms. Stout 20 February 2001 Incarcerating Kids Destroys American Society Humans all make mistakes, it is a part of life that no one can avoid. However, young adults are more likely than the older generations to make bad decisions and take part in things that they may someday regret. Some people say that making mistakes is just a part of growing up. But what if just one wrong decision could mean the difference between a normal childhood and spending the rest o...
  • Juvenile Offenders Juveniles To Criminal Court
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    Children have been described as our future, our greatest resource, and our hope for a better tomorrow. For many Americans, though, children invoke fear. They represent violence, a segment of society lacking in self-control and devoid of ethics and morals, and the failure of the family to instill traditional values, top among them being the value of human life and respect for others. Fear of crime, especially random violence perpetrated by young Americans, is among the nation's greatest concerns....
  • Juvenile Crime Violent Crimes
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    Juvenile Crime Introduction Every year, millions of juveniles are involved in criminal activities. According to statistics, as of 1999, the arrest rate for juvenile crime has dropped from its peak in the mid-1990's. Statistics about juvenile crime have shown a steady increase of juvenile arrests from 1987 to 1994. Although overall crime rates have decreased since 1994, they are still above what they were in 1980. The following paragraphs and charts show the crime rates of specific crimes committ...
  • Juveniles Must Accept Responsibility For Their Action
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    Are juveniles as under control today as they were in the past Crime plays a major role in todays society. The government follows the policy and has always followed the policy that no crime goes unpunished. The controversy that surrounds the United States courtrooms today is whether or not a minor needs to stand trial as an adult for committing a serious offense. These decisions made by the judge or jury in the preliminary hearing affect the rest of the suspects life. The opposing argument to th...
  • Curfew Law Crime Arrested Rate
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    Lets say your daughter is walking down the street at 10: 00 P. M. to get some eggs and milk for breakfast tomorrow morning. But while she is walking back, a cop stops her for a curfew violation. The officer arrests her, searches her, and brings her into the station. Finally after three hours later, after you are worried sick, the police call you and say, "your daughter has been arrested for violating curfew. You need to come pick her up so we can release her into your custody." After you finall...
  • Causes And Effects Of Juvenile Crime
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    I feel that one of the biggest problems that the United States is faced with in the present day is juvenile crime. Juvenile crime does not only affect the individuals who commit the crime, it also affects the victim of the crime. This also affects the juvenile in their adult lives as the crime can be on their record as long as they live. Experts still have not found the main reason why juveniles commit crimes. However, they have come up with a number of reasons of why juveniles commit crimes, wh...
  • Adolescents In Jail Tougher On Juvenile
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    Juvenile justice is an area of criminal law applied to people not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts. In most states, the age set for criminals is at 18 years. Juvenile law is mainly governed by state law and most states have enacted a juvenile code. Most adolescents do not fear law because, they know they can get away with any thing. Laws should be tougher on juveniles, punishing them for the crime committed and giving them a life-long record. The main goal of the juvenile just...
  • Schoolyard Incident Juvenile Justice Anthony
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    When juvenile crime rates soared in the mid-1990 s, nearly every state began prosecuting and incarcerating minors as adults. But the rise in crime quickly turned into a steady decline, and by 1997 the juvenile homicide rate had dropped to its lowest level in 25 years. But occasional schoolyard shootings and other high-profile incidents of youth violence have kept the nation's focus on juvenile crime. As a result, most states still have tough juvenile justice laws, and many states continue to tre...
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Programs Kids
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    Truth Of Juvenile Delinquency Truth Of Juvenile Delinquency Essay, Research Paper A movement has taken hold nationally to change the juvenile justice system, and erase any distinction between young offenders and adult criminals. Almost all fifty states have overhauled their juvenile justice laws, allowing more youths to be tried as adults and scrapping long-time protections to help rehabilitate delinquent kids and prevent future crimes. The current debate over juvenile crime is being dominated b...