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  • Separation Of Juvenile And Adult Courts
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    As late as the nineteenth century, crimes committed by juveniles were handled in the adult courts. By the late 1800's, reforms in this area began, resulting in a separation of juvenile and adult courts. The state of Illinois established the first juvenile court in 1899. Before 1899, children would go to trial as adults and could get adult punishments such as long prison terms, severe corporal punishment and sometimes even the death penalty (Hartford Institute of Criminal and Social Justice 1). W...
  • Juvenile Judges
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    Crime among juveniles has risen gradually in the 1900's. The young criminals have just recently begun to commit serious offenses within this and the last decade. Violent crime, usually associated with hardened adult criminals, but today young teenagers today are also involving themselves with these serious crimes. The juvenile court system lacks a constant manner of disposition. At times it lets murderers run free, while it could help others through counseling and specialized camps. The current ...
  • Juvenile Court System
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    Hard Time To be young is to be mischievous. There has probably never been a time in history when young people did not occasionally steal, damage property, runaway from home or school, assault other people, or act disrespectful to adults. Within the past three decades, judicial decisions, legislative amendments, and administrative changes have transformed the juvenile court from a nominally rehabilitative social welfare agency into a scaled-down-class criminal court for young people. Webster's Di...
  • Private And The Public Courts
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    The Economics of Non-State Legal Systems " Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of the Western legal tradition is the coexistence and competition within the same community of diverse jurisdictions and diverse legal systems. The pluralism of Western law, which has both reflected and reinforced the pluralism of Western political and economic life, has been, or once was, a source of development, or growth - legal growth as well as political and economic growth. It also has been, or once was,...
  • Indecency By Computer Communications
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    Legislative Proposal for New Indecency Language in Telecom Bill. Summary Although the October 16, 1995 legislative proposal purports to regulate "computer pornography", the proposal contains fatal flaws which render the proposal at best counterproductive and at worst devastating to on-line communications. First, it prohibits, but fails to define, "indecent" speech to minors -- a dangerously vague, medium-specific, and, after decades of litigation, still undefined concept, which may include mere ...
  • New Yorkers For Civil Justice Reform
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    Tort Reform: New York: Shutting Off the Money Faucet Open-Minded Friends A tort is wrongful interference against a person or property, other than breaches of contract, for which the courts can rectify through legal action. The reform effort is aimed at reducing the number of unnecessary lawsuits that burden the court system while still allowing injured parties compensation when they " ve been wronged. This latest effort at tort reform has given rise to the same spirited rhetoric that might be fo...
  • Jurisdiction Of The Federal Courts In Cases
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    The jurisdiction of the federal courts is defined in Article, Section 2, of the Constitution, as extending in law and equity to all cases arising under the Constitution and federal legislation; to controversies to which the U.S. shall be a party, including those arising from treaties with other governments; to admiralty and maritime cases; to controversies between states; to controversies between a state, or its citizens, and foreign governments or their subjects; and to controversies between th...
  • Accusations Against Benare
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    SILENCE THE COURT IS IN SESSION 1) TITLE- The original title of the play is SHANT ATA! COURT CHALK THE. The words of the title are very common in law courts where the honourable judges pronounce the words to bring back order and decorum if the parties concerned or the mob present in the court become unruly or create chaos and commotion. In other words the very words SILENCE THE COURT IS IN SESSION indicate the absolute authority of the judge in the court room to decide upon the manners of others...
  • Transfers Juveniles To Adult Court
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    There is a fair system in some states, where a juvenile after committing serious crime is placed on probation. If he fails probation then he will be sentenced to jail. However, there are also another options, such as preventing juvenile delinquency. Unfortunately, these programs were not successful. Our legal system has two different court systems. One, Juvenile court is where we hear many of our cases on custody battles, child support payments, and even misdemeanors committed by juveniles. Seco...
  • Lawsuit To Court
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    Every time an election takes place, those involved in the running promise one thing to the people: change. Those that have come through with sought after changes usually enjoy many terms in office. For many years politicians have promised change in one specific field. However, this area remains twisted and distorted. The civil justice system is abounding with problems. Politicians just do not seem to keep their promises when it comes to this system. Every day we see adds for lawyers that want ca...
  • Example Of The Court's Capability
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    The Court System, And It's Capability To Put Innocent People Into Jail Or To Death As Seen In The Book A Tale Of Two Cities English Paper Topic: The court system, and it's capability to put innocent people into jail or to death. James Laurie There are many examples in the book A Tale of Two Cities of mistakes made by the legal system. The legal system has the capability to punish innocent men, and to set free or even reward a guilty one. Though it usually makes a just decision, the legal system ...
  • Supreme Court Of Japan
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    Japan's and United States' government are made up of three branches; the Legislative, the Executive and the Judicial Branch. In Japan, the Legislative Branch is known as the Diet. It consists of two chambers, the upper house known as the House of Councillors and the lower house called the House of representatives. In the United states the upper house is known as the Senate and the lower house called the same as Japan's, the House of Representatives. All members of the Legislative branch are elec...

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