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    A re-examination of the US Criminal Justice System has led many to question the effectiveness of juvenile detention centers. The goal of juvenile detention centers should be to ensure that the individual, on release, can be a functional law-abiding citizen. Currently 54,000 juveniles are in youth prisons. If it were one prison system, “it would be the fifth largest in the US”. The greatest concern about juvenile detention centers is whether or not it is creating a culture of violence in which these thousands of children develop. Much of our personal moral template is developed in our adolescent years. If an individual grows up in a culture away from home, where violence is common, that will likely become the only way they know how to live.…

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    ill youths enter the criminal justice system and are put into juvenile detention centers, the juvenile justice system’s version of jail, due to their disruptive behavior (Holman & Ziedenberg, 2006). Many troubled youth and their families do not have access to local mental facilities, or proper medication to aid them. Poor access to resources can greatly increase tensions, puts strains on families, and even can be physically threatening. Society carries an ethical responsibility in ensuring…

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    Detention centers in Minnesota and all over the country have are often found to have adverse effects on their clients. Many of the juveniles who are currently in detention centers or similar confines are being held for nonviolent offenses. Juvenile incarceration facilities should only be considered for delinquents who have committed violent or serious offenses. Locking up juveniles appears to be ineffective toward correcting negative behavior as opposed to other means of correctional programs.…

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    in the United States hundreds of thousands youth are locked away in the nation’s 591 secure detention centers (Holman & Ziedenberg, 1921). When discussing detention centers, they are supposed to change and rehabilitate the children’s lives effectively to enhance their chance to avoid the juvenile justice system. Instead juvenile detention centers are the juvenile justice system’s version of “jail,” sharing the same dynamics, where the youth are being held before the court has judged them…

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    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…

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    Delinquent youth around the country are experiencing difficult obstacles that affect their potential risk of re-offending. Therefore, there are numerous court systems around the country that are placing youth within juvenile detention facilities to attempt to remedy the situation. The hope of this placement is to change the youth’s behavior to enable them to possess all the tools to lead a successful life (Mallett, Fukushuma, Stoddard, & Quinn, 2012). When a youth is placed in a juvenile…

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    From ages one to two, a person’s brain enters a critical developing stage, where a child learns how to communicate, show their ability to perform physical actions, think logically and abstractedly, and allow for the brain to control the organs and muscles that a person needs to survive with. The next critical stage, in which a brain enters development, begins during the adolescence years, where teenagers learn more than ever (aside from ages one to two). When a youth commits a crime and then…

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    States only had one criminal correctional system, and that was adult prisons. It was not until 1824 when the House of Refuge formed did youths become separated from adults in prisons. While youths now were not confined in prisons with…

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    PLACEMENT OF DELINQUENT JUVENILES There could be a variety of reasons why a juvenile is placed in a detention facility. As well as a differing amount of time spent in the facility. However, Baltodano, Platt, & Roberts (2005) found that the average time for confinement of a juvenile in a detention facility has remained stable over time. The general time frame is estimated at fourteen days. However, a judge does have the discretion to release a juvenile within the first two days. It was found that…

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    Next, there is a tremendous amount of thought occurring in the decision of whether or not a juvenile should be placed in some sort of detention facility (Moore, McArthur, & Saunders, 2013).Numerous factors are considered when removing a juvenile from his or her community. The juvenile justice system does not want to break connections that the youth has, these connections can include familial connections, social connections, or community connections. The court especially does not want to do…

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