Essays Tagged: "Juvenile court"

Juvenile Justice in USA

Juvenile JusticeThe Juvenile Justice System as it typically functions in America's thousands of juri ... ypically functions in America's thousands of jurisdictions is the subject that will be covered. The Juvenile Justice System is defined as that 'sociolegal process having responsibility and authority f ... ined as that 'sociolegal process having responsibility and authority for public reaction to current juvenile delinquency and deterrence of future juvenile delinquency, including within that process th ...

(3 pages) 596 1 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The Historical Development Of The Juvenile Justice System

The Historical Development of the Juvenile Justice SystemThe Juvenile Justice System was a creation of the Progressive Era reformist. ... . So the creation of adolescence and its' separation from the rest of society also gave rise to the Juvenile Justice System. This section of the paper looks into this development.As late as the eighte ... of Houses of Refuge and Orphan Asylums in most major cities. In fact by 1825 these institutions for juvenile offenders and other lost youth were common in most populous cities and states (Empey, 1976) ...

(3 pages) 230 0 5.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Childhood Delinquence. Definition, the extent, causes, and what has been done to deal with the problem

quent' slapped on you ? Did you ever wonder what it meant ? That is what my topicfor today is . . . juvenile delinquency. In this report I will: define juveniledelinquency, give the extent of juvenile ... e juveniledelinquency, give the extent of juvenile delinquency, give some suggestions on what causesjuvenile delinquency, and what is being done in various communities to deal with thisgrowing problem ...

(4 pages) 187 0 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Does Diversion work in Juvenile Justice, or is just another exercise in net-widening?

UCTIONNet widening is a term used whereby initiatives intended to divert young people away from the juvenile justice system may in fact serve to bring others within its parameters. According to Condli ... ondliffe (1998) diversionary schemes heighten the risk of young people coming into contact with the juvenile justice system. He argues that they may have had lesser or no action taken against them if ...

(11 pages) 272 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Review of juvenile crime study source written by Laurence Steinberg called "Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults?"

"Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults" is an essay by Laurence Steinberg, which expresses his views of if, wh ... expresses his views of if, when, and why youth offenders should be tried as adults. He compares the juvenile system to the adult system and point out hat the two differ in their respective forms of de ... king for treatment or discipline. In the recent past, society has redefined the judicial system for juveniles and is striving to get more youth offenders trued and disciplined in adult jail systems (6 ...

(2 pages) 83 0 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Schall v Martin. this is a brief summary of important points in the juvenile case Schall v Martin. it is almost 2 pages long.

sted late at night, at 11:30, and lied about his address. The boy was kept overnight and brought to juvenile court in the morning for his initial appearance. His grandmother accompanied him in court.T ... rial detention was brought up in the first place. Perhaps, the main goal was protection of both the juvenile and society from pretrial crime. Also some other safeguard prevail, such as, notice and a h ...

(1 pages) 49 0 2.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Controversial Issues Regarding Juvenile Death Penalty

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 ... dressed 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 cr ... ts to reform themselves. The question is, should established mechanisms for transferring or waiving juvenile court jurisdiction in these exceptional cases take away these special rights and subject th ...

(8 pages) 243 2 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Description and Objective of a Juvenile Court

The juvenile court or teen court is a court that's operates like any other court. The only difference is ...

(1 pages) 42 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Juvenile and Adult Courts: A Comparative Analysis.

y both adults and youth. Daily we hear of murders, robberies, and rapes that have been committed by juveniles. The Juvenile Court with Adult Court is different and similar in the criminal justice syst ... venile Court with Adult Court is different and similar in the criminal justice system.A look at the juvenile history in 1643 a sixteen year old boy was put to death for sodomizing a cow. Today many st ...

(7 pages) 319 1 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

The United States Juvenile Justice System.

Originally, the juvenile court was thought of as a social service organization that dealt with protecting and solvin ... that dealt with protecting and solving the problems of children in trouble. The primary role of the juvenile court was not to establish guilt but rather to rehabilitate youthful offenders by eliminati ... stablish guilt but rather to rehabilitate youthful offenders by eliminating the problem causing the juvenile to engage in delinquent behavior. Emphasis was placed on rehabilitation, attention and educ ...

(3 pages) 297 1 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Adolescence

that defies social norms that is also considered negative.Our textbook says that a delinquent is a "juvenile who has been adjudicated by a judicial officer of a juvenile court as having committed a de ... act." Basically, a delinquent is an individual between certain ages who has committed a crime. The juvenile and adult court have different languages to describe different procedures. I believe a deli ...

(5 pages) 77 1 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

U And U

Juvenile Justice Teenagers who commit a serious crime need to be tried as an adult and those whos cr ... erious crime need to be tried as an adult and those whos crimes arent as serious should be tried as juveniles. The courts need to be more strict on those who do commit serious crimes, such as rape, mu ... commit serious crimes, such as rape, murder, and drug trafficing. Everybody deserves a fair trial, juvenile or adult, but the punishment should fit the crime."On any given day in 1994, there were app ...

(1 pages) 387 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Juveniles Tried As Adults

eyway and brutally attacked and killed. 3 months later her offender is put on trial. He is only 13. Juveniles who commit serious crimes should be tried as adults, because if they can make the decision ... courts have already committed a serious crime or even many. Robert L. Sexton from ?The economics of Juvenile Crime? asks, ?Why should repeat offenders receive lighter sentences than adults?? The Juven ...

(2 pages) 38 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Does the age of a Criminal Decide How They should be sentenced and how long?

Age as a Criminal DefenseDo you think juveniles should be tried as adults under certain circumstances?Juveniles should be tried as adults ... r certain circumstances?Juveniles should be tried as adults under strenuous circumstances. Nowadays juveniles commit crimes such as selling drugs, murder, etc. because they know that they will not be ... lling drugs, murder, etc. because they know that they will not be prosecuted harshly since they are juveniles. They take advantage of the justice system that protects them because of their age. This i ...

(5 pages) 44 0 2.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Juvenile Delinquency

a courtroom. What I mean is that I didn’t feel as uncomfortable in criminal court as I did in juvenile court.It was raining out the day was cold and I just looked at the five story building wond ... nd their neck and wrists. The area is a busy one because of the traffic I noticed too.I went to the juvenile court located 151-20 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica, NY 11432, across from the Rufus King Park on Mon ...

(5 pages) 23 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Age as a Criminal Defense

hould be for their actions? Illegal actions committed by persons under the age of 18 are considered juvenile offences. The law is the same for adults and juveniles; however, when dealing with minors t ... owever, when dealing with minors the penalty for the offence is less severe. Each state has its own juvenile laws and the age of responsibility varies normally not going lower than 7 years of age and ...

(8 pages) 81 0 4.0 May/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Future of the Juvenile Justice System

spoiling while it's still young and on the tree, we will be able to positively affect crime in the juvenile and adult justice systems.The Juvenile Justice SystemJuvenile justice first received help i ... e Court in the 1960's in a case called Kent v. United States; this case started the due process for juveniles. The Supreme Court stated that "…the informal process of determining whether a juve ...

(8 pages) 252 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Detention Facilities and Correction Programs in Sacramento

Corrections 1Detention Facilities and Correction Programs in SacramentoADJ 225 Juvenile Justice ProceduresJuly 26, 2008Corrections 2Detention Facilities and Correction Programs in ... the Sacramento County Superior Courts. As well, the Probation Department operates and maintains the Juvenile Hall and several other juvenile facilities and programs. The Probation Department is also c ... facilities and programs. The Probation Department is also charged with the supervision of adult and juvenile offenders granted probation by the Courts. In furtherance of this responsibility, the Depar ...

(4 pages) 51 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Should Juveniles be Tried as Adults?

A juvenile, or minor, is defined as any person under the age of 18 in the juvenile justice system. (Ja ... e, they can be eligible to be tried as an adult in the criminal justice system. How can we charge a juvenile as an adult when we establish an age limit for everything else? Is it fair for one person o ... establish an age limit for everything else? Is it fair for one person of seventeen to be tried in a juvenile court, receiving a lesser sentence for murder than an individual just six months older who ...

(8 pages) 65 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

Reducing Juvenile Delinquency � PAGE �1� Running Head: REDUCING JUVENILE DELINQUENCYRedu ... ;1� Running Head: REDUCING JUVENILE DELINQUENCYReducing Juvenile Delinquency�Reducing Juvenile DelinquencyIntroductionThe legal term "juvenile delinquency" was established so that young ... that young lawbreakers 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 o ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters