Juvenile Justice System Essays


Juvenile Delinquency Essay

Introduction In the past, there was no such term as “juvenile delinquent” or “juvenile delinquency” within the justice system. As frightening as it is to consider, over a hundred years ago, children who committed crimes were thrown into prisons with adults and some children were even sentenced to corporal punishment or even death (Yale.edu, 2000). Reformers of the justice system were the ones who pushed for a distinct court system for the treatment of juveniles, with the underlying notion being that these young people could potentially be helped and reformed. “Central to the concept of juvenile court was the principle Continue Reading...

Expulsion Of Students

removal from school through expulsion has been found to have positive links to contact with juvenile justice system.  Based on a study conducted in 2014, expelled students are twice as likely to be arrested for criminal behavior a few months after expulsion from school (Healy, 2014).  This implies that expulsion is not an effective form of punishment since it contributes to high likelihood of juvenile arrest.  In essence, expulsion from school does not discourage criminal behavior, but encourages it and leads to juvenile arrest. Continue Reading...

Domestic Violence and the Effect on Children

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Confronting the Problem Of Truancy

further social problems as a result (Mallett, 2016, p.337). Mallett (2016) also notes that the juvenile justice system seems determined to subvert rather than promote the chances of society’s most vulnerable members to succeed. One significant statistic is that the majority of incarcerated youths are minority (68%) males, suggesting that the juvenile justice system may have a disproportionate, negative impact upon this demographics’ education (Mallett 2016). Truancy is also manifest to a greater degree in socially marginalized groups such as LGBT teens, presumably due to bullying and other social challenges (Mallett 2016). Mallet (2016) also notes that the majority… Continue Reading...