Cjs 200 Final Paper Juveniles

1209 Words Mar 7th, 2014 5 Pages
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX CJS 200

Crime is not only an issue within the United States, but across the world. Every country, state, region, and county may handle crime differently. Even though crimes may be handled somewhat differently depending on your geographical location they all face the same battle. This battle is ever going and leaves law enforcement asking how do I stop this crime from happening again? Like most problem they begin as acute, but eventually turn into something much bigger and become ongoing. The juvenile court system has been developed to handle crimes within juveniles and develop a system to help combat crimes from its lowest and earliest stage. Juvenile crime
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When the wrong decisions are made and juveniles are detained they then face the juveniles court and corrections system. The juvenile court system is a court system specifically tailored for juveniles. The juvenile court system varies from the adult system in many ways. The main way the juvenile court system varies though is that the adult court system I focused more on retribution and serving time. The juvenile court system looks for other options and giving out second chances. Many say the juvenile court system is more lenient and allows for more chances to be given. This is true because the juvenile court system searches for a way to rehabilitate and rebuild the juvenile’s life. This allows for the juvenile to begin with a fresh start and live a normal productive life. Within the juvenile court system there are many variables. Every angle is looked at as well, where as in the adult court system the crime is looked at and a punishment is given out based on the crime. The juvenile court system looks at everything from past criminal records to the individual’s home life and even school attendance and grades. This is a fair way to allow for the proper punishment to be dealt. I believe this allows for the punishment to be tailored to the individual to allow for maximum effectiveness. Along with looking at every angle the juvenile court system varies in several other ways versus the adult court system. The system

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