Incarceration Of The Juvenile Justice System Essay

825 Words Jun 15th, 2016 4 Pages
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 control of the judiciary system. The juvenile justice system is made up of legal and disciplinary organizations that focus on dealing with juvenile delinquents. 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.…

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