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  • Juvenile Detention Centers Case Study

    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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  • Essay On Juvenile Detention Centers

    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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  • Ethical Issues In Juvenile Justice

    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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  • Juvenile Incarceration Research Paper

    who are aged between 10 to 18 years. The acts committed by these minors are not crimes since criminal acts are presumed to be committed by adults. On the other hand, the acts committed by minors are referred to as delinquent acts. Since minors are assumed to be innocent and may not necessarily be aware of their acts, there is a need to have a separate detention center for minor, which is different from that of the adults. This argument led to the introduction of juvenile incarceration also known…

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  • Juveniles In The Criminal Justice System

    some pretty drastic reform. In 1948, juvenile detention facilities were added in to the criminal justice system. (Muncie) The system has since undergone several reforms to make it what it is today. Throughout all the reform, one commonality has always remained; that is the use of “shock-discipline” (Muncie). Detention facilities are meant to shock adolescents into behaving in a desirable manner. Criminal justice is designed to redirect criminals through punishment. This process becomes extremely…

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  • Case Study: Kids For Cash

    This recommendation spoke on the fact that many of the parents of the children who encountered Ciavarella have been involved just as much as the children themselves. They went through a lot trying to remove their children from detention facilities. These parents had to work extremely hard to find ways to protect the constitutional rights of their children, and it should never get to that point because everyone has rights that they are obligated to. There should automatically be steps taken to…

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  • Locked Up And Lost: Article Analysis

    answer to that is unclear, and still is today. Many states have different laws and rules that decide where to set boundaries, and where childhood ends and adult criminal responsibility begins. For a crime like Sean’s, which if you read the article, you would know is not as severe or heinous as many other crimes, 10 years in prison is too much. There are many cases of juvenile crimes that seem fit for a sentence as Sean’s, and then there are some that do not. If this issue is to be resolved,…

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  • Consequences Of Juvenile Crimes

    Today, more youths are involved in gangs, murders, and assaults than history has shown. So, if these children are capable of committing adult crimes, shouldn’t they face adult consequences? It seems that the severity of juvenile crime has risen so much, that it is hard to distinct it from adult crimes. On the other hand, most adult offenders we find today, who commit murder or assault are not first time offenders. The unfortunate thing is that a survey given by the Pretrial Services Resource…

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  • Legal Mechanisms In The Protection Of Children's Rights

    entities that all focus on the fair treatment of youth in the legal system. The parliament 's legislation about children 's rights is governed by the conventions released by the United Nations this then governing court decision and how they can administer justice in accordance with legislation and precedent of Acts related to children 's court. The effectiveness of the legal mechanisms in the protection…

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  • Application Essay: A Career As A Probation Officer

    Juvenile Probation Officers typically don’t make o ton of money, even at a senior level. What’s more important for me is actually having a sense of pride and helping the youth. As I look at the crime rate and the amount of youth that are dropping out of school, it affects me because I want to one day have children; I know that they could possibly be one of those kids who are peer pressured to do the wrong things. One of my main objectives as a Probation Officer would be to teach kids that it is…

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