America 's Youth Crime System Essay

1045 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 null Page
With today’s fast paced society we are able to watch and see how different people live their lives everyday. Some of us are not very concerned with keeping up with the rich and famous, instead there are people who are interested in the lives of people who are in someway underprivileged. With today’s prison system we are seeing how underprivileged criminals are, especially juvenile criminals who we are completely doing a disservice to by locking them up and throwing away the key so quickly America’s youth crime system has come a long way, but we have a lot to go before calling our method to approaching juvenile criminals successfully, we need more studies on what prevents/cause youth crime, more intervention for youth crime and better methods of intervention than some of the programs we have today.
As mentioned previously, living in a fast paced society also allows us to have access to reports and statistics about how all kinds of people live. There might be certain things that catch your interest, and there are others you might just gloss over. There is so much but at the same time so little as well, to put the focus on juvenile youth, there is still so much to learn about the system. It seems like it is a majority opinion that children who commit crimes are sometimes not really capable of fully grasping the severity of a lot of their actions, Dr. Frances Jensen, neuroscientist and author of the book The Teenage Brain, says that “Teenagers are not readily able to access…

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