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  • Offender In A Juvenile Drug Court Program
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    Drug Courts came about as a result of a backlogged court system and a steady, rapidly increasing prison population. Drug courts are a form of diversion that helps the offender through rehabilitation and the community through an increased sense of protection, which serves the best interest of everyone. Drug Courts are community based intermediate sanctions that incorporate treatment principles into the Criminal Justice System and divert drug offenders from traditional punishments of probation and...
  • 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...
  • Juvenile Crimes
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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...
  • Juvenile Court
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    Juvenile Should Juveniles be waived to adult court Philosophy 14 Nov 98 Should juveniles be waived to adult court. There has been tension between teens (pre-teens) and adults for thousands of years, and the question how to deal with the youth of a culture, in a punishment sense, has been with us for just as long. Socrates, for example, stated that "children show little respect for there elders". Since Socrates time largely due to the spread of guns and drugs, younger and younger children are com...
  • Juveniles Be Transferred To Adult Courts Children
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    Should Juveniles Be Transferred To Adult Courts 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, chief among them being the value of human life and respect for others. Fear of crime, especially random violence and new wave of "super...
  • Juvenile Drug Courts For Help
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    JUVENILE DRUG COURTS Drugs and our youth, the numbers are rising. More and more children today are using drugs without their parents knowing. What happens when they get caught It all depends on who caught them. If it is the parents, usually a big punishment. If it is law enforcement they may have to appear in front of drug courts specialized to handle juvenile cases. Sometimes the parents may even turn them in, just for the treatment and help these special courts can offer. The juveniles are the...
  • Increase In Crime By Juveniles
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    Criminals are getting younger and victims are getting younger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, males fifteen to nineteen years old, are being killed six times more often that in 1963. (Elikann 242) Homicide is the number two killer for young men, second only to accidental deaths. The FBI reports that the number of murder victims between the ages of ten and fourteen rose between 1985 and 1992, a 62 percent. (Elk iman 242) Young people turning to crime is result of a c...
  • Juvenile Offenders From Adult Offenders
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    History of Juvenile Justice created in the late 1800's to reform U.S. policies regarding youthful offenders early on children were treated as chattels of adults without any rights if found guilty they were sentenced just as adults were New York City House of Refuge, the first youth prison opened in 1825 during the 1800's the juvenile justice system exercised its authority within a "parents patria e" which meant state as parent or guardian role. The state assumed responsibility of parenting the c...
  • Extent Of Juvenile Delinquency
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    Remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a kid and getting the label 'delinquent's lapped on you? Did you ever wonder what it meant? That is what my topic for today is... juvenile delinquency. In this report I will: define juvenile delinquency, give the extent of juvenile delinquency, give some suggestions on what causes juvenile delinquency, and what is being done in various communities to deal with this growing problem. The legal term juvenile delinquent was established so t...
  • Extent Of Wayward And Dependent Juveniles
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    Juvenile Court is similar to a second chance when troubled minors have made a mistake lawfully. It gives juveniles a chance to correct their ways and become a good and successful adult. Minors have more rights than an adult has. They cannot be arrested or be questioned without a parent. Minors are even given special care if something is happening in the household. The government would help them find a better home so that they would not be in this position again. The cause of juveniles actions ar...
  • Juvenile Or An Adult
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    ARE YOU A JUVENILE OR AN ADULT? Mo. Laws make this question very complicated. Sometimes we might think we are juvenile's, but by law we can be and treated as an adult. At age 13, you can go to some health clinics and get some medical treatments and testing done without your parents permission, such as pregnancy, alcohol / drug, and sexual transmitted diseases. Most of the time, if you are under 18, you need your parents permission, unless you a remarried, or in the military. At 15 1/2, you can g...
  • Juvenile Cases To A Criminal Court
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    Waiving juvenile cases to a criminal court is a complicated process, and may take some time in order to make the proper decision. There are a few different ways in which this decision is made. In some jurisdictions, the cases may be decided upon an intake unit within the court which then decides to process it formally or informally. Other jurisdictions may use another agency such as the prosecutor's office, or a social service agency to decide whether the case should go to juvenile or criminal c...
  • Juvenile Crime
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    The Criminology of the Juvenile Mind Criminology is defined as the scientific study of the nature, extent, cause and control of criminal behavior. Due to the non-ending threat of crime, violence and even terror threats, criminology has gained in popularity as an academic field of study. Criminology is the scientific approach to studying criminal behavior. {Larry Siegel, Criminology Theories, patterns & Typologies, 2004. }In studying criminal behavior scientist have categorized the period between...
  • Juveniles To Conservative 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....
  • Death Penalty Including The Execution Of Juveniles
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    The Sentencing of Juveniles Today, we live in a society faced with many problems, including crime and the fear that it creates. In the modern era, juveniles have become a part of society to be feared, not rehabilitated. The basis of the early juvenile justice system was to rehabilitate and create safe havens for wayward youth. This is not the current philosophy, although the U.S. is one of the few remaining countries to execute juveniles. Presently, our nation is under a presidential administrat...
  • Juvenile Court System
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    Rita Kramer's " Juvenile Justice Is Delinquent", a very well written argument, explains how juvenile delinquents have changed, and are getting away now with almost everything they do without a severe punishment. Kramer writes clearly to make the reader understand her essay. Kramer writes that the Juvenile system is very similar to New York's Family Court. The New York Family Court was originally sought to protect children who were getting in trouble with the law that still considered them infant...
  • Juvenile Court Judge In The Case
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    4 February 2000 The Effect of Landmark Supreme Court Cases on Juvenile Justice Thesis: In the past juvenile offenders were held to the same standards and sanctions as adult offenders. The juvenile justice system has changed in the past 100 years as result of several case laws. I. Introduction II. The first juvenile courts. A. Parens Patriae B. Uniform Juvenile Court Act. Kent vs. United States A. Brief B. Result IV. In Re Gault A. Brief B. Result V. In Re Winship A. Brief B. Result VI. McKeiver ...
  • Juvenile In Federal Court
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    Bills Waiting to be Passed Bill summaries and statuses in congress. Some are still floating around in congress waiting to get passed. One bill is the Juvenile Crime Control Act of 1997. This bill states that if a juvenile is alleged of committing an offense to the United States Juvenile Delinquency Act be surrendered to the state authority and be tried as an adult. This bill also authorizes a juvenile to be proceeded against as a juvenile in Federal court if the alleged offense or act is committ...
  • Age Juveniles Offenders And The Death Penalty
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    One of the most controversial issues in the rights of juveniles today is addressed in the question, "Should the death penalty be applied to juveniles" For nearly a century the juvenile courts have existed to shield the majority of juvenile offenders from the full weight of criminal law and to protect their entitled "special rights and immunities". In the case of kent vs. United states in 1996, Justice For tas stated some of these "special rights" which include; Protection from publicity, confine...
  • Deep Look Into Juveniles In Adult Prisons
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    A deep Adult Prisons Abstract A deep look into juveniles in adult prisons. Touch bases on several smaller issues that contribute to juveniles being in and effects of adult prisons. The United States Bureau of Prisons handles two hundred and thirty-nine juveniles and their average age is seventeen. Execution of juveniles, The United States is one of only six countries to execute juveniles. There are sixty-eight juveniles sitting on death row for crimes committed as juveniles. Forty-three of those...

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