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The Origin and Existence of Youth Gangs
Youth Gangs: How are they created and how can they be prevented Around the 1990’s, there were a few studies discussing why are youth gangs so popular among kids. Many of those studies have mentioned key factors that were thought of back then as the primary reason kid’s join youth gangs. These studies were made entirely out...
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The Controversial Age of Criminal Responsibility in the Juvenile Justice System
Much debate has been made over the appropriate age in which Children are considered to be criminally responsible. This includes the notion of doli incapax, meaning that the individual cannot explicitly comprehend that their actions was seriously wrong. Throughout the Australian legal systems, children under the age of ten a...
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An Argument in Favor of Trying Juveniles as an Adult
Should Juveniles Be Tried As Adults? In most cases, juveniles should be convicted as adults, however, one must take into consideration the juvenile's background and criminal requisite intent before a final verdict. I believe that juveniles should be tried and sentenced as adults when juveniles commit a murder and...
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Strengths and Limitations of Using Group Interviews in Investigating Young Offenders
Using material from Item C and elsewhere, assess the strengths and limitations of using group interviews as a means of investigating young offenders (15) Group interviews may sometimes be beneficial in studying young offenders than other methods like structured interviews because the offenders may feel more comfortable o...
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The Necessity of Separating Juveniles and Adults in the Legal Justice System
Abstract This paper discusses why children should be separated from adults in the legal system. If there is one thing I know, it is that all humans make mistakes and we must learn from them. This country learned from its mistakes when we made the Juvenile Justice System. This system was created for minors, people under...
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Juvenile Crime: The Line Between Teenager and Adult
The Line Between Teenager and Adult The question of whether or not we should try and sentence teens accused of violent crimes as adults has long been debated. On one side, we find people who do not believe that it is right. On the other side, we find the ones who believe that if you commit the crime, you do the time. I bel...
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An Analysis of Factors Contributing to Child Delinquency
Delinquency: Mind or Matter Many have attested that the delinquency is attributed to either the mental state or the environment in which a person grows and develops. According to August Aichhorn in his book, Wayward Youth, the only thing that can either prevent or reverse the process of a child showing symptoms of delinque...
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An Analysis of the Case of Gregory M. O'Bryan
On Tuesday morning of November ninth, 2010, a forty year old man named Gregory M. O’Bryan was arrested for the murder of a young college teen from Carmel Indiana. The Teenager was Andrew Compton who graduated from Carmel high school and was a freshman at Sullivan University. The murder took place on October the twenty-ei...
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The Effectiveness of the Juvenile Justice System
Abstract The juvenile justice system has been controversial since its beginning. However, there are many studies that have shown that juveniles are better off in juvenile facilities than adult prisons or jails. When a juvenile is suspected of a crime, they are tried in a juvenile court, unless a judge passes the case over...
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The Positive and Negative Effects of Placing Youths in RTC
It is hard to be a teenager at this point of time where youths are constantly being exposed to negative influences such as committing crimes, acts of violence or consuming drugs. It does not come as much of a shock when we hear about youths being part of dangerous lifestyles. However, youth offenders should not be taken lig...
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A Discussion on the Importance of Solving the Issue of Sexual Abuse of Children
Sexual abuse of children has become a pressing issue in our contemporary civilized society. In his study of child sexual abuse Russell (1984) noted that 44% of the 930 women she surveyed had been sexually assaulted, but only 8% reported the incident. A Justice Department survey found that sexual predators who victimized chi...
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Juvenile Justice: Associated Issues, Facets and Implications for Policy Makers
Judicial waivers to move juveniles who commit serious crimes to adult criminal court have been in place since the beginning of juvenile codes, and have historically been the main precipitator of juveniles entering the adult court system (Soler, Shoenberg, & Schindler, 2009). Today, the main vehicle of juveniles transferring...
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Juveniles Should Serve a Life Sentence With Parole For Intense Crime or Murder to Be Given a Chance to Be Released
How would you react if you were an eleven year old being sentenced for life without parole for committing a serious crime? Lately, juveniles between the ages of ten and seventeen years of age are being tried as adult for serious crimes such as murder. Juveniles should serve a life sentence with parole for intense crime or m...
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The Case of Miller V. Alabama, the Supreme Court Decision and Its Weaknesses, and the Christian Worldview of the Issue Within the Case
In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled on Miller V. Alabama in favor of the
petitioners. The case concluded that a life imprisonment sentence without
the possibility of parole could not be mandatory sentence for juvenile
offenders and was unconstitutional. Before this decision many other cases
laid the foundation for life without...
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An Annotated Bibliography on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice
Apel, Robert and John D. Burrow. "Adolescent Victimization and Violent Self-Help." Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 9.2 (2011), 112-133. This is one of the five selected articles from the youth violence and juvenile justice book. This is a type of article that’s purpose is to inform people such as somebody researching a...
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Should Teenagers Be Treated as Adults in the Court of Law?
Minors Meet Mayhem Juvenile justice, occurring more and more often now, is a huge subject of controversy throughout the globe. Although the difference between an adult and teen may seem like a fine line, evidence proves otherwise, showing that in most, if not all cases, teens should be tried as adults in the court of law....
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The Social Impact of the Schall v. Martin Juvenile Case in the United States
Every year the Supreme Court hears less than one-hundred cases,
because of the small number of cases they are able to take each year almost
all have a great societal impact. In the year 1984 one of those cases was
Schall V. Martin, this case essentially held that detaining a juvenile
because they pose a "serious risk" that...
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The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
The Juvenile Justice and Dequincy Prevention act As society evolves, so does the need for updated, correct, and
appropriate rules in the child care system. With an increasing population,
It's important to consider the social and economic growth and how it
effects children today. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prev...
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An Analysis of the Challenges Juveniles Face in the Juvenile Justice System
Senior Project Ever since we started our first day at UIC College Prep, making a positive multi-generational change in the world has been a main priority in our lives, but I never knew where and how to begin. Unexpectedly, I made a positive multi-generational change by joining a program called Web-Making for Civic Action a...
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A Literary Analysis and a Review of Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Effects of a Broad Policy in One Court by Edward P. Mulvey and Carol A. Schubert
Review 2 In Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Effects of a Broad Policy in One Court by Edward P. Mulvey and Carol A. Schubert, the authors bring to light how when adolescents are put in the adult system versus juvenile, it teaches these adolescents that the “demand for proportional punishment has trumped the goal of i...
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An Analysis of Gender in the Juvenile Justice System
Gender in the Juvenile Justice System Juvenile delinquency is a legal term that describes the behavior of children and adolescents that would be considered criminal of adults. What people consider to be juveniles varies throughout the United States. In some places the maximum age for a juvenile is 14 while in others plac...
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