Culture, Nature & Freedom: Treating Juvenile Offenders
In Kansas, Juvenile offenders are sent to "Youth Centers". These
are merely Child prisons, lockdown facilities for kids. This style of
treatment goes against every idea of growth put forward in this class. In
this paper I will try to justify the use of residential treatment schemes
through the ideas found in several of this semesters authors; including
T.Huxtley, Rousseau, DuBois, Freud, A.Huxtley, and Mill. The Ideals set
forth by these intellectuals should be the basis for all treatment, to better
the individuals and society.
First, We can look to DuBois. He believes that people can change
their own consciousness. He shows this through his Immersion narrative.
This can't work in a youth center. The only cultural ideal here is the
Master/slave dialectic between staff and youth. The sides work apart. The
two can't join because one does not experience the other. There is no way
to be "above the veil" of their status. In a residential treatment modality,
Relationship building is key to success. The youth need to feel the veil
has been lifted. It allows them to explore safely and see the world in a
greater view. The view as other is removed and a true balance displaces
the master / slave one.
Next, we can look at Mills Ideas on culture. He would like to elevate
the morals of the human mind. To do this, we must continually test the
standard. New ideas must be able to circulate freely. We must weigh how
all actions effect others. This can not be done in these Youth centers as
well. They have very specific codes and any questioning is reprimanded.
Cultural influx is at a standstill and Censor ship is at it's highest possible
level. A residential treatment modality gives all ideas a free shot. Self
Government, A system...
Society and community essays:
... role modals to help them cope with whatever hardship they will encounter in their lives. Children who lush out at others and become juvenile offenders should ... murdered students and teachers. Who is to say the soft treatment of one young murderer will not encourage another? " (Mclnerney, J ...
... drug treatment modalities on recidivism. "A dozen years after the national alarm over crack speeded the discarding of drug treatment in favor of punitive laws that helped create the world's largest prison system ...
... could avoid the disgrace of being classified in legal records as criminals. Juvenile delinquency laws were designed to provide treatment, rather than punishment, for juvenile offenders. Young delinquents are usually sent to juvenile courts, where the main aim is to rehabilitate ...
... size of only ten delinquents; as well as the fact that their participants were already drawn from a specialized treatment facility for juvenile offenders. A 2 year following of these participants to compare past and present recidivism showed that overall those ...
... D., & Wilson, J. J. (Eds.). (1995). Serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders: A sourcebook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Johnston, L., O ...
... example of an ineffective state plan is that many states are attempting to incarcerate juveniles along with adults. Putting juvenile offenders in with adults increases their chances offending again when they are released by 65%. Subpoint 2: SHOCAP, a local crime ...
... have trouble establishing intimate relationships. Notification of the appropriate authorities, treatment of the child's injuries, and protecting the child from ...
... will be a next time. For these reasons, level 3 sex offenders should not be allowed to live wherever they want. Some say sex offenders have served their time in prison for their crimes and are free by law after they ...