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1How does the Juvenile Justice system or the Education System define the norm for mainstream youth What does its treatment of young people as opposed to its treatment of adults say about our societys concepts of youth We live in a society in which the norm is enforced by respected professions such as education and the law This forms cultural knowledge and a perception of subjects such as young people which may not always be fair observations yet the fault does not merely lie in these professions This assignment will aim to formulate how expectations of the behavior of young people have come to pass and have thus been fostered by institutions such as the Juvenile Justice system Articulation of the consistency between the treatments of youth versus that of the adult will portray apparent reason and areas whereby another angle could be taken The paper aspires to portray how youth are perceived in extremes of affection and fear by society Moira Rayner wrote that there is an attitude problem in Australian Society We have refused to take children seriously 1990 pp1 this statement may be found to be true in many senses In a survey of how the media perceives Children it was found that children are considered mostly as victims of a cruel world cute kids and little devils OSullivan 1998 pp1 Although half of the typecasting was labeled negative through the words alone the image of youth may be distinguished as almost farcical The problem of juvenile delinquency lies at the hands of ideologies that have been formulated through generations of moral upbringing We learn how to bring up our children as moral human beings through our parents who in turn learnt from their parents and so the story continues The law simply sets the limits of legal human behavior by means of both the actions of the average person and centuries of rearing and moral teachings By the means of
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