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There are three categories in which I would like to address in the field of Juvenile Justice First and for most I truly believe that it is human nature or free will that can eventually lead adolescence to delinquent or criminal conduct Once a teenager makes a conscious decision to reject societal norms Leighninger pg 332 and regard themselves in a pessimistic manner due to involvement in criminal activity no one individual be it parent counselor or other juvenile authority can or will breakthrough to a juvenile delinquent without his or her willingness to concede andor conform to what society as a whole sees as the correct way to behave or carry themselves Having said this brings me to my first debate on removing all civil liability of parents and requiring juvenile offenders to except and receive all consequences of their actions On the other side of this issue is whether the actions of the parents have somehow caused or allowed the aberrant behavior There are numerous programs today dealing with the reformation and deterrence of criminal behavior in todays children Boot camps are one alternative form I will discuss the pros and cons of this program Discipline and encouragement as I perceive it are two major factors in why our children today are turning to criminal activity Without these two components parental control as well as the value system of the family begins to deteriorate In a military environment the concept of discipline and fear of authority is a key component to dealing with teens or even adults who willing join the military However the scared straight method of dealing with troubled teens may not be the best way This method would only serve to deter the delinquency for the time being and not serve as an appropriate punishment which at this point brings me to my final topic in pros and cons in juvenile justice My perceived delinquency as a teenager what was
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