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  • 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...
  • Link Between Drug Use And Juvenile Crime
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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...
  • Recidivism Rate For Juvenile Boot Camps
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    Juvenile Boot Camps: The Modern Alternative Juvenile delinquency is not anything new; it is a problem that has plagued our society for the past two hundred years. Juvenile delinquency is believed to have started with the emergence of industrialization and urbanization. This same phenomenon later appeared in other countries as they began to modernize as well (Bernard 6). In the past juvenile care facilities and juvenile detention centers attempted to contain the problem of juvenile delinquency. T...
  • 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...
  • Crime Rates Among Juveniles
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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...
  • Minors As Adults For Serious Crimes
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    What age defines a person as an adult? In some states, such as Texas, you are considered an adult at 17 years of age. Other state's juvenile systems make you liable to be tried as an adult at the age of 18. Law enforcement officials have been questioning the age of being tried as an adult for the past 40 years. Recently, they have come to the conclusion that children between the ages of 16 and 18 who commit adult crimes should be tried and sentenced as adults. After researching information and c...
  • Juvenile Delinquents And Adult Criminals
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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 19th 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 hars...
  • Violent Juvenile Offenders Into Facilities
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    On March 7, 2000, Californians voted in favor of Proposition 21 - The Juvenile Justice Initiative... The number of crimes committed by juveniles has risen dramatically, and it will continue to rise unless some action is taken. Thus, juvenile offenders should be punished more severely to deter other teenagers from committing crimes and for the safety of all citizens. I am in favor of the requirement that juvenile offenders, age 14 or older, be tried as adults for serious crimes, such as murder or...
  • Law Enforcement Cannot Effectively Combat Juvenile Crime
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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...
  • 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...
  • Juvenile Court For A Crime
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    Trying Juveniles as Adults and Placing them into Adult Institutions Juveniles being tried as adults, who is to blame In todays society it is not who or whom it is what. Juvenile offenders are now facing a double-edged sword. Not only can they be tried in a Juvenile court for a crime committed. They are now being charged as adults. Charging a juvenile as an adult has stirred up many different views. When should we say enough is enough Violent crimes committed by juveniles have become a growing ep...
  • Crimes Its Time For Juveniles
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    A Juvenile is a person who is not fully matured yet; the word juvenile means physiologically immature or undeveloped (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). In this paper I will explain to you as to why I believe that juveniles should be treated like adults in all cases in our judicial system. I believe young people are fully aware of their surroundings and what they are doing. In the eyes of the court a juvenile is in thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia, those under age 18 charged with a law...
  • 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 Case To Adult Court
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    The question should juveniles go to adult prison is discussed in society and in media. Margaret Talbot article published in The New York Times magazine on rising number of adolescents and teenagers who are being imprisoned alongside adults and impact change may have on American society shows how important is this topic. Over the last ten years, the number of crimes committed by juveniles has substantially increased. By the time teenagers reach the juvenile justice system a lot of time had been l...
  • 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...
  • Increase In Crime By Minors Courts
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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 the...
  • Crimes By Juveniles
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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...
  • Violent Juvenile Crime
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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...
  • Adult Crimes
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    Today, children of all ages are committing crimes that carry harsher punishments for adults. Why should children who commit murders, rapes, and assaults be released early from time served because of their age? Why is it that adults get hard time for crimes such as burglary, domestic violence, and theft, while, juveniles spend days in juvenile hall for the same kinds, if not worse crimes, than adults? I strongly feel that if a child is old enough to commit heinous crimes such as school shootings,...
  • Media Reports On Juvenile Crime
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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...

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