The Incarceration And Juvenile Incarceration Essay

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The research gathered through professional interviews reflected that the act of incarcerating youth facilitates increased rates of recidivism. The six professional subjects interviewed for the purpose of this research commonly agreed on the notion that the youth more likely to be charged and incarcerated belong to underprivileged backgrounds, or have some sort of on going mental illness that has not been addressed. Most don’t have a proper support structure that ensures proper brain development and growth. Whilst living in economically poor neighborhoods, where the perception of criminal activity is already presumed high, many of these children build criminal affiliations. As Public Defenders serve the indigent communities, I was able to attain their perspective and knowledge on how these issues result in juvenile incarceration. The interview subjects seemed to agree on the notion of incarceration and juvenile detention as an aggravating factor in recidivism rates rather than a restorative and rehabilitative solution for the offenders. Although the ultimate goal of juvenile incarceration is to ensure the offenders wont recur the offense and to protect the society, it often harms the juvenile’s intellectual growth, hinders the educational and employment progress and most importantly, increases the chances of reoffending.
The research gathered through professional interviews reflected that the act of incarcerating youth facilitates increased rates of recidivism. The six…

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