Delinquency And Status Offense Essay

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The definition of Delinquency and Status Offense is that the juvenile commits a number of offenses. In other words, the juvenile only commits an act to hurt themselves such as skipping school (truancy), running away from home (curfew violations), buying cigarettes and having possession of/consuming alcohol, and the definition of a juvenile delinquent was declared to cover any child who violates any provision of the Criminal Code. In the juvenile justice system there is an act that protects the average juvenile and primarily focuses on juveniles that are in gangs, this Act is called the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act it was established about 1908 the purpose of this Act is to improve the way in which we treat the juvenile while …show more content…
The juvenile that commits a crime and is caught he/she will be released while the adult will go to trial, this is one thing that I didn’t know while the adult faces a trial for their crime, but when the juvenile commits a crime and is caught he faces a hearing, in adult court rehabilitation is not considered a main primary goal although in juvenile court rehabilitation is the primary goal, while for the rest of their life the adult offender will have a record, but no matter what crime the juvenile commits their record will be erased( just as they never did anything). When going up for parole the adult is under strict surveillance and although the juvenile is under strict surveillance too it is not as strict and in reality the courts are more willing to parole the juvenile I think it is because they are young and need a second chance to make something of their life, but to me the justice system is to “ soft” on juveniles, think about it if an juvenile can commit an horrendous crime they should get the same punishment as the adult but most of the time they don’t, they get a slap on the wrist and sent out in society to commit another crime …show more content…
I am one that thinks that if a juvenile commits a crime he/she should be tried as an adult, it may be costly but if we keep them “locked up” then they would be made to attend classes to make sure they get their education to better themselves. I think this is a very good method to bring down the juvenile crime rate and to make sure the juvenile is getting the education he/she says they

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