Essay On Juvenile Vs. Juvenile

The Texas justice system is a complicated system in every aspect with overlapping jurisdictions, multiply court systems and various incarceration facilities. This is especially evident in the processing and the sentencing of an adult accused of a crime versus a juvenile. All though some factors are similar in each system; an adult is not subject to as many different judicial factors as a juvenile. This is due largely to the overall concern for the rehabilitation of Texas’ youth.
To begin the process in Texas Juveniles are usually not referred to as guilty as adults are; once they have committed a crime and have been processed by the legal system they are called delinquent. Juveniles’ crimes are referred to as delinquent acts whereas adults are called criminals and are accused of crimes. A person over the age of 10 and under the age of 17 may be considered a juvenile. ( Privacy and protection of the juveniles is also of great importance versus the public knowledge of adult crimes. Most juvenile records are not public or may be sealed upon request; this is due to the fact that the judicial system aims to protect any future damage to the youth’s future in hopes that they will mature and become productive citizens.
Juvenile court judges have many options from outright dismissal to long-term confinement in a correctional facility. Judges also have the
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After finishing their time in either the criminal or adult justice system, both adults and children are paroled. For child offenders, the parole consists of monitoring the behavior and actions of the youthful offender. In addition, it also involves reintegrating the child back into his or her life, family and school. When an adult is paroled, he or she is monitored by the parole or probation officer for behavior that may lead back to

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