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The Effect of Landmark Supreme Court Cases on Juvenile JusticeThesis In the past juvenile offenders were held to the same standards and sanctions as adult offenders The juvenile justice system has changed in the past 100 years as result of several case lawsThe Effect of Landmark Supreme Court Cases on Juvenile JusticeThree women simultaneously have their purse snatched on three different streets The ages of the offenders are 12 16 and 19 years Police arrest all three Will all three offenders be processed in the same manner The answer is no In the past juvenile offenders were held to the same standards and sanctions as adult offenders The juvenile justice system has changed in the past years as a result of several landmark US Supreme Court decisions Samaha 593During the England common law period a child became an adult at age seven Juveniles who violated the law were subject to the same punishments as adults The punishment for violating the law included whipping mutilation banishment and death In the 1500s England passed statues known as poor laws Poor laws provided overseers to govern destitute and neglected children as servants Children were forced to work as adults in agricultural trade or domestic service Sweatshops mines and factories were the three most common work places for children Senna 622In the 1600s and 1700s the Elizabethan poor laws became the model for dealing with juveniles These laws created a system of church wardens and overseers who identified delinquent and neglected children then put them to work The Justice of the Peace gave the overseers and church wardens the consent needed in order to take control of the children Territo 686One of the first courts during the Middle Ages to have some jurisdiction over juveniles were Chancery Courts These courts normally had concerns only over property rights However the authority of these court extended to the guardianship of the children These courts were founded on the idea that
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