Effects Of Juvenile Incarceration

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In my writing paper I give my opinion about what is the underlying historical and economical effects in pursuit of the alternatives to incarcerating offenders in jails and prisons. I will discuss three options of incarceration that are used in juvenile courts today. I will discuss alternatives that are in practice to support my responses. Additionally, I will explain the important societal and individual benefits of imposing sanctions or punishments that do not involve removing the child from his/her family or community. In recent years, there has been a drop in juvenile related crimes. Studies have shown that on an average there are approximately 27,000 juveniles are thought to be incarcerated or detained. This figure has risen since the 1990’s. Studies have also shown that juvenile incarceration has lasting effects on juveniles that have been placed under the …show more content…
The juvenile justice system has in place procedures that are intended to protect juveniles from the stigmatizing effects of the criminal courtrooms. Up until the early 1970’s the juvenile justice system primarily dealt with three types of cases; delinquents, status offenders, and neglected, abused, homeless or abandoned children. Most states have established family courts to handle offenders and case of abandonment and neglect. There are a number of new procedure in place calculate and manage the detention centers populations, decreasing the strain on communities. There are alternative forms to incarceration and punishment for juvenile who commits a criminal. Community can help augment alternatives to incarceration. In doing my research I have found several alternatives to incarceration that are used in juvenile courts today. They are Intensive Supervisory Probation and Parole, Home Confinement/Electronic Home Monitoring, and Fine

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