Essay on Juvenile Offenders And The Middle Ages Era

822 Words Mar 28th, 2016 4 Pages
In the past, juvenile offenders were held to the same standards and sanctions as adult offenders. The history of juvenile offenders can be set back to the middle ages era. There were many different methods on how the law dealt with juvenile offenders within this time period that are consider unethical today. In this time, state decided to just let the parents deal with this delinquency behavior. In a primitive age of children law, there were no real methods on how to adjudicate juvenile offenders. Nevertheless, youths in adult prisons and facilities were not being adequately address for their needs. It was not until the 19th century that path the way of using juvenile detention center facilities. With that being said, Juvenile justice system have progressed in trying to find solutions on how to reduce juvenile crime. However, it’s important to note that even though detention facilities were helping youths to return into their communities, there tools were not developed to properly measure juvenile with mental health disorders.
Detention centers are known to imprison youths under 18 years old. Within this center there juvenile delinquent that are held for court hearings, placed in a long-term care facilities or be located into rehabilitation programs. There are over 2 million children, youth, and young adults that has had an interaction within a detention facility. Juvenile delinquency refers to children committing crimes that result in legal intervention (Vincent, 2011).…

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