Rethink Juvenile Justice Analysis
In Rethinking Juvenile Justice, Elizabeth S. Scott and Laurence Steinberg have wrote about this issue. The two authors start at the legal framework for youth justice in the United States and how it developed with foresight and clear evidence. Making policies on moment emotion rather with logic and analyzed information. So a system with a rehabilitation focus to ensure the child welfare, focusing on helping the child to protect their future was …show more content…
Finally The structure of the correction environment should determine if the point when the adolescent is an adult and held accountable.
Scott and Steinberg aimed to use their knowledge of youth development to form a legal model that would be a good balance between punishment and direction. This hybrid model would focus on rehabilitation. The cost of punishing was expensive so reallocation of the funding would not only ideal reduce cost of the state, but also help preserve the adolescent's well-being. Intervention is also a focus to stop the fall to villainy. All together the want to emphasis the investment of the young adolescents in systems that support positive development before criminal behaviour takes …show more content…
While this ratio supports a rehabilitative model,Scott and Steinberg endorsement of rigorous sanctions for exceptional behaviour validates the new model. The glaring question for them was that if their goal was realistic or not on the rehabilitative model rather than a harsh punitive one.
The concern for those who show a record that indicates troubling patterns of behavoir given the undesirable effects that non-rehabilitative response and negative external influence can have on an early age. Luckily a balance was largely crafted.
One interesting part in Rethinking Juvenile Justice is the challenge to the public view and sensibilities and its pressure for more tough on crime measures for adolescents and the deconstruction of the statistics that are rolled out to punish young adolescents harshly in the name of public safety masking it as a deterrence.
Elizabeth S. Scott and Laurence Steinberg persuasively argue that the moral panic and the following of high profile incidents distort public opinion and gives the impression that adolescent crimes were increasing, but that wasn’t true in fact at the time of of when the book was published crime rates for adolescents were at a decline showing the rise in crime is just a trend and not an