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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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An In-Depth Examination of the Life Without Parole 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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