• Filed In 1997 Were Committed By Juveniles Juvenile Cases 1996
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    40% of all residential burglary charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 9% in 1996. 28% of all non-residential burglary charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 5% in 1996. 29% of all Residential Entry charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 18% in 1996. 19% of all Theft charges and 18% of all Receiving Stolen Property charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- down from 22% (Theft) and up from 6% (Receiving) in 1996. 18% of...
  • Electronic Monitoring Offenders Offender Cost
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    Electronic Monitoring Last year, state prison systems were operating between 14% and 25% over their reported capacity; the federal system 26% over the reported capacity. On average, the incarcerated population has grown 7. 9% annually since 1985. The question is: what do we do with the increase overflow and what do we do with those awaiting trial when the jails are filled with a lot of non-violent criminal offenders Tracking devices such as ankle bracelets and implants could let low risk offende...
  • Megan's Law Sex Crime Offenders
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    Butler and Roos 1 Steve Butler and Eric Rooms. Johnson Advanced English 1014 January 2000 Megan's Law When people think of their neighbors, do they think of violent sex crime offenders? Many people have to deal with this every day of life. There are now laws that inform people of a community when a sex crime offender moves into their town. These laws are said to keep violent sex crime offenders from striking again, but do these laws really work is the question that many people ask? The answer al...
  • Juveniles Tried As Adult
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    Since the beginning of time justice officials have been faced with a difficult decision should juvenile offenders be given smaller sentences because of their age. Today officials still are having trouble with this situation. Some experts believe some offender should be tried as adults, others believe no juvenile offenders should be tried as adults and some even think all should be tried as adults. My opinion Juvenile criminals the way all offenders should be tried. According to Mr. Steve Smith 4...
  • Child Sexual Abuse And The Death Penalty
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    Child Sex Offenders and the Death Penalty Child sexual abuse includes any sexual touching or assault on a child by any person. A sex offence can also include exposing oneself, dressing provocatively to arouse sexual feelings in a child, or watching or taking pictures of a child in a sexually provocative way. (2) Believe it or not, child sexual abuse happens everyday. I think that sex offenders are repulsive and distorted. I also empathize that capital punishment be engaged to sex offenders. Sex ...
  • Mandatory Sentencing Prison Drug Offenders
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    In recent years several mandatory sentencing laws have been put into motion. The original goals of the mandatory sentencing laws were to stop repeat offenders and to exhibit a "get tough attitude" on crime. These laws have not been working as intended, instead mandatory sentencing has led to some unfortunate consequences. Some of these consequences are overcrowding in prisons and less prison based rehabilitation. Mandatory sentencing laws do not narrowly target major drug traffickers. Today ther...
  • Young Offender Act Youth Offenders Virk
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    Youth crime is a growing epidemic that affects most teenagers at one point in their life. There is no question in society to whether or not youths are committing crimes. It has been shown that since 1986 to 1998 violent crime committed by youth jumped approximately 120% (CITE). The most controversial debate in Canadian history would have to be about the Young Offenders Act (YOA). In 1982, Parliament passed the Young Offenders Act (YOA). Effective since 1984, the Young Offenders Act replaced the ...
  • The Young Offenders Act
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    This essay was written to show the advantages and disadvantages of the Young Offenders Act over the previous Juvenile Delinquents Act. Also it should give a theoretical understanding ofthe current Canadian Juvenile-Justice system, the act and it " s implications and the effects of the young offenders needs and mental health on the outcome of the trials. In the interest of society the young offenders act was brought forth on april second 1984. This act was created to ensure the rights and the nee...
  • Young Offenders Act People One Criminal
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    I am writing this essay on the Young Offenders Act for a few reasons. One being that I am a special agent sent from the future keep the fate of this Grade 11 English credit comfortably in Justin Faviere's upcoming report card. Secondly, I am trying to educate people who may not be aware of the benefits of the Act, or simply disagree with my opinion that the Young Offenders Act is a crucial part of our judicial system, regardless of it's imperfections. And last but not least, so I can educate mys...
  • Mandatory Minimums Cruel And Unusual Punishment
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    Mandatory Minimums: Cruel and Unusual Punishment Two decades ago it was not uncommon for Americans to believe they had one of the best criminal justice systems in the world. Unfortunately, with the enormous drug trade coming to a pinnacle and the effects of drugs on more and more suburban youth, the government felt a desperate measure had to be taken. In the mid-1980 s congress passed a series of strict laws to keep illegal drugs off the street. What they did not know was how inhumane, cost inef...
  • Female Young Offenders Females Males Percent
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    Dressed in a baggy T-shirt, cotton pants and runners with long wavy hair falling around her shoulders, she looks like an ordinary teenager. Yet because of her crime she spent her sweet sixteen birthday locked up in one of British Columbia's closed custody units for youth. Janice which is not her real name because the Young Offenders Act prohibits publication of a youths identity is incarcerated for her part in the brutal murder of 14 year-old Re ena V irk in November 1997, an event that shocked ...
  • Boot Camp Debate Young Camps Offenders
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    In any of today's society no matter where you look there will be some evidence of crime present. This statement derives from a sociologist theory that says no society can exists without crime. The government is constantly looking for new ways to deal with these reoccurring problems. The focus has been placed upon the government to look into young offenders and the style used to punish them. Weapons possession is quite common among the youth, at least in urban Canada, between one-third and one q...
  • Incarceration Vs Treatment Low Level
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    Incarceration vs. Treatment The focus of this paper is incarceration versus treatment of low level drug offenders in California. The viewpoint in favor of incarceration is supported by the deterrence and incapacitation theory. This theory promotes increased arrests, prosecutions, and prison sentences as the primary means to dissuade drug use and street crime by removing the offender from the community. The theory further states that by implementing stricter sanctions targeting low level drug off...
  • Boot Camp Program Programs Offenders
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    In the military, boot camp represents an abrupt, often shocking transition to a new way of life. Discipline is strict and there is an emphasis on hard work, physical training, and unquestioning obedience to authority. The new private is told when to sleep, when to get up and when to eat. He marches with his platoon everywhere he goes such as to meals and to training. Orders must be obeyed instantly and personal liberty is almost nonexistent. By the end of boot camp the new private has become a d...
  • Castration Sex Offender
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    Should Chemical Castration be performed on Sex Offenders? Okay suppose your five-year-old daughter was brutally attacked and raped by a known sex offender, would you rather the offender to be sentenced to a few years in prison, only to get out and destroy another innocent victim's life or have them chemically castrated? Chemical castration is the process of injecting male sex offenders' female hormones to eliminate their sex drive. Honestly until someone is in the position; how can they say that...
  • Juvenile Justice Offenders Alternatives Adult
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    The problem of dealing with juvenile justice has plagued are country for years, since the establishment of the first juvenile court in 1899. Prior to that development, delinquent juveniles had to be processed through the adult just ic 3 e system which gave much harsher penalties. By 1945, separate juvenile courts existed in every single state. Similar to the adult system, all through most of the 20 th century, the juvenile justice system was based upon a medical / rehabilitative representation. ...
  • Juvenile Offenders Death Life Row
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    If to get in depth into juvenile maltreatment, which can be one of the primary causes of juvenile delinquency, it will be possible to see what drives a juvenile towards committing violent crimes. If a child growth seeing violence in everyday life, it definitely will negatively reflect on the development of personality. Certainly, not all of juveniles will commit violent crimes, but some of them are so full of rage and anger and probably they will not change their antisocial attitudes in the futu...
  • Modern Day Punishment Criminals In Jail
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    The philosopher Plato once said, The Law, like a good archer, should aim at the right measure of punishment. In society today, crime and injustice rule the modern world. Because of this, prisons have become a permanent part of America s criminal justice system. Throughout history, modern societies have felt compelled to incriminate those men and women who violate what is thought to be acceptable behavior. Most sophisticated members of society would vote to throw all criminals in jail, regardless...
  • Recidivism Of Sex Offenders
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    Sex offenders have been a serious problem for our legal system at all levels, not to mention those who have been their victims. There are 43, 000 inmates in prison for sexual offenses while each year in this country over 510, 000 children are sexually assaulted (Oakes 99). The latter statistic, in its context, does not convey the severity of the situation. Each year 510, 000 children have their childhood's destroyed, possibly on more than one occasion, and are faced with dealing with the assault...
  • Sex Offender Laws Offenders Registration
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    Our Best Defense In May of 1997, President Bill Clinton signed the Jacob Wetteriing Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. This law arose from New Jersey s Megan s Law that came about after seven-year-old Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by a twice-convicted sex offender who was living in her neighborhood. This federal law mandates that released sex offenders must register as such with local law enforcement. The state will be responsible for maintaining a data ...