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List and define the goals of juvenile corrections.

This is a very important topic. I will name the most important goals of juvenile corrections, but first let me name the agencies that are involved: the police, prosecutors, courts, and the...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2011 4:52 am UTC

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Statistics, according to the text, indicate that most offenders eventually “age out” of crime. Why do you think this...

There are a number of reasons why young offenders often age out of crime. Some of the principal explanations include the following: Violent crimes and offenses such as burglary are often too...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2019 7:10 am UTC

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In terms of the juvenile justice system, upon what area should there be focus in order to see improvement?

I think that there has to be a moving away from the punitive nature of punishment for the juvenile offender. As budgets have reduced and as social desire for retribution has become more sharply...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2012 12:32 pm UTC

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Court rulings such as Yarborough v. Alvarado presented law enforcement with a real challenge: juvenile offenders must...

Law enforcement officers have frequently found it quite simple to elicit incriminating statements from juvenile offenders. Often, all the arresting officers have to do is listen. Juveniles are...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2014 2:12 am UTC

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In analyzing juvenile delinquency, which of the following sources of data is most reliable: official data,...

Drawing conclusions on a topic with as many variables as the causes of and potential responses to juvenile delinquency cannot rely upon only one source of information or data. Any conclusions...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2014 8:06 pm UTC

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Some people say we should execute juveniles who murder since we know rehabilitation doesn't work very well.  Argue...

There are a number of points to be made against this argument. Let us look at the two most important. First, we do not know that capital punishment actually deters people from committing murder....

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012 4:59 pm UTC

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What are the main differences between the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems?

There are differences both major and minor between these two justice systems. On the minor level, there is different terminology in the two systems. For example, the procedure that is known as a...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2012 2:43 am UTC

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Can restorative justice programs work or are they a method for kids who commit crime to avoid legal responsibility?

It is possible for both of these outcomes to come about, depending upon the way in which the program is set up and upon the individuals involved. It will never be possible to set up a restorative...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2012 10:37 pm UTC

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Should minors be tried as adults?

This is, of course, a matter of opinion. There is absolutely no way to answer this objectively. The most common answer to this is that some minors should be tried as adults. There are generally...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2013 1:28 pm UTC

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