Essay The Effects Of Juvenile Laws On The Middle And High Schools

1600 Words Mar 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
Abstract
One of the questions that has been asked countless times is why most are if not all extracurricular activities at our middle and high schools are being taken away. After school programs have been very strategic in helping young people find their talent, career choices and so much more (Durlak, 2007). Football, basketball, band and dance are just a few of the activities that kids have to choose from when it comes to participating in their school activities. According to the San Diego Police department and also a few other Police departments, they have reported that the number of kids that participate in extracurricular activities are less likely to commit a crime (Afterschool Alliance, 2007). Most if not all kids that have been reported to the San Diego police department have never been in an after school program or was asked to leave do to behavioral issues. Most of the after school programs require that you hold a certain GPA and have good behavior.

Introduction Juvenile laws were very similar to adult laws, however the Juvenile Justice System have progressed over the years. Much of the juvenile laws were designed for adult and not juveniles during the 1960’s, however there were many juveniles that were not being rehabilitated, they were given sentences as adults. The idea was to teach different skills for life survival, and also this was a rehabilitation mechanism. Juveniles were also housed with adults during their stay in jail. Law Makers…

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