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  • Juvenile Justice System Courts
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    The Juvenile Justice System as it typically functions in America's thousands of jurisdictions is the subject that will be covered. The Juvenile Justice System is defined as that 'sociologic process having responsibility and authority for public reaction to current juvenile delinquency and deterrence of future juvenile delinquency, including within that process the public and private agents, agencies, laws, rules, and policies having to do with juvenile delinquency' (Weiner, 1987, p. 12). This pa...
  • Welfare Approach To Juvenile Justice
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    The actions of the human race can be seen, albeit sometimes after careful examination, to be influenced by certain beliefs or values. In some cases the endeavours of an individual are as a response to some event; whether this reaction is deliberated over or a 'knee- jerk' one, it can normally be associated with some past occurrence. Most Acts of government reflect the ideologies of the ruling party and, in some respects, what the people of England and Wales feel strongly about at that given epoc...
  • Case Of Mr Rene Daye
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    Taylor E. Schuss English 205 31 August 2000 Upgrading Justice What is justice By definition the word Justice can mean different things. To most Americans, justice is when someone who has committed a crime goes before a judge or a jury of his or her peers and is punished for their actions. At the same time injustice can occur in the same settings. For some Americans justice is served as long as someone is behind bars or convulsing violently in an electric chair. American justice being as blind as...
  • Fair Justice System
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    The Code of Hammurabi was a primitive and cruel justice system that relied on fear to keep the populace in line. Hammurabi claimed he was sent by a god to rule, so therefore, no one would question his authority. Religion alone was not enough to keep the people in line, so Hammurabi created a code of laws that would scare the people into obedience. Breaking the laws resulted in an inhumane or exaggerated punishment. Common human error was treated as a crime, and could have severe consequences. Th...
  • Community Justice System
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    Crime is defined as an act or omission that the law makes punishable. There are different ways in dealing with crime. One, our current system, is the criminal justice approach. Also known as retributive justice, this system is more offender directed than anything else. The other system, which many people think is better, is the community justice, or restorative approach. The restorative approach is much more victim oriented. There is a debate over which system should be used to deal with crime. ...
  • Look At The Pros And Cons
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    The Pros & Cons of the Death Penalty by Dusty CraineDue to the rapid increase in crime the past ten years and prison overcrowding, more attention has been drawn to the opinion that something has to be done to the United States Criminal System. We need to reevaluate the way we treat people we are convicted of unspeakable acts of merciless slaughter or even rape. The United States Justice System must be made solid again. Most people have an opinion on this heated subject. Some say 'we need it' oth...
  • Automatic Trial In Adult Court Of Juveniles
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    THESIS STATEMENT: The Great and General Court of Massachusetts has erred in reforming the juvenile justice system by implementing policies and procedures that will harm juveniles and place society at risk. On July 23, 1995, an intruder brutally attacked and stabbed Janet Downing approximately 100 times in her Somerville home. The revolting Downing murder and ensuing arrest of Edward O'Brien Jr., a 15-year-old juvenile whom prosecutors say committed the heinous crime, through the state. When Some...
  • Seeking Of Justice
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    Justice Justice, as defined by Webster's Dictionary is the quality of being fair or just. This implies that justice would have something to do with being fair. I thought that if one of the things the law and legal system are about is maintaining and promoting justice and a sense of fairness, they might not be doing such a great job. An eye for an eye is fair? No, that would be too easy, too black and white. I could cite several examples where I thought a judge's or jury's ruling was unfair, howe...
  • Juveniles And Correction Facilities And Programs
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    Juvenile Justice and Correction Justice has always been the goal of our court system, but it is not always served, especially in cases involving juveniles. The judiciary process has evolved from a system that did not initially consider juveniles, to one where juveniles have their own court proceedings, facilities, and even rules or laws. The juvenile justice system has come a long way, and people have worked very hard in its creation. A juvenile is considered to be an individual, under the age o...
  • Alternative To Incarceration For Juvenile Offenders
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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 20th century, the juvenile justice system was based upon a medical / rehabilitative representation. T...
  • Death Penalty In The
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    Death Penalty In The "Death Penalty is a Step Back" by Coretta Scott King, she makes some very good and strong points opposing the death penalty. To bad all those points can be countered very easily with logical explanations. Yes, Mrs. King is right when she states that two wrongs don't make a right, but in some cases besides math it does, and the death penalty is one of those cases. She seems like a very gentle, and caring lady since she is against the death penalty even though she has lost two...
  • Juvenile Justice System
    830 words
    "Kids on Death Row" The Juvenile Justice System consists of a more or less integrated network of agencies, institutions, organizations, and personnel that process juvenile offenders. This network is made up of how enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and courts; corrections, probation, and parole services; and public and private community-based treatment programs that provide youth with diverse services. This definition is qualified by the phrase more or less integrated, because the concept of juv...
  • Gods In The Old Justice System
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    Throughout the ages, there have been many different laws and punishments used to bring order to societies. In America today we use a system of justice, which we modeled after the Greek states of thousands of years ago. In Aeschylus' The Eumenides, we see the birth of the civil justice system as we use it today. Before Athens became a great power the people relied on vengeance as justice, which the Greeks described as the supernatural beings of the Furies. In The Eumenides Aeschylus introduces a ...
  • Deeper Search For Justice And Enlightenment
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    The Oresteia as a product Athenian Enlightenment The fifth century B.C.E. witnessed the explosion of political and intellectual energy in the Athenian empire. During this time, known as the "Golden Age of Pericles", Greece was at the height of its speculative thought and development. In the eyes of its people, the democracy of Athens was nearly ideal and life as they knew it had reached its ultimate cultural climax. As a member of this enlightened and philosophical society, Aeschylus contributed...
  • Girls Involvement In The Juvenile Justice System
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    Abstract There is a general perception in the general worldwide community that the criminal behavior of women and the delinquent behavior of girls are not serious issues. It is generally asserted that women are more likely to commit minor offences and also supported by historical statistics. It has been quite noticeable in recent trends, however, that there is a dramatic rise in the pace at which women are being convicted, and showing a faster rate than men. People who have worked closely with t...
  • Inmate Recidivism Rate
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    As crime rates in our cities skyrocket, people's faith in the American justice system plummets. Skeptics blame lax law enforcement, and think in the "once a crook, always a crook" mind frame. These are the people that for the most part believe that the system should come down harder on first time offenders, and even harder on re-offenders. Others leave the system's theory of "punishment over rehabilitation" to blame. Is it really more effective to stone a man for falling then to help a man to hi...

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