Effects of Solitary Confinement on The Recidivism Rate of Juveniles
Introduction There has been initiatives and reforms as recently as the Obama administration banning the use of solitary confinement on a federal level for juveniles, but the effects of solitary confinement has already impacted thousands of juveniles in the criminal justice system (Liptak, 2016). Solitary confinement is best known as the housing of an individual with limited contact with others, while being confined to a small space during incarceration (National Commision on Correctional Health Care, 2018). Discussions and studies of…...
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Trying and Sentencing Juveniles in the Adult Court System
Introduction In 2006, Cyntoia Brown, a 16-year-old girl was tried and sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder (Quandt, 2018). Cyntoia was found guilty of killing a man who had hired her as a female escort for sex. In her testimony, Cyntoia explained that “she killed the man in self-defense, that she was forced into prostitution by an abusive boyfriend after escaping an abusive home” (Quandt, 2018). Unfortunately, all her pleads never mattered in the Tennessee court…...
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Juvenile Crime: Wrongfully Accused for ommitting a Crime
There are teens who are wrongfully accused for committing a crime. It doesn’t depend on DNA testing, eyewitness testimonies, alibis, and confessions from other suspects and victims who were involved in a crime scene. Teens, who were wrongfully accused, may or may not end up going to jail because of social beliefs and other offenses. In a 2001 documentary Murder on a Sunday Morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, a murder case in Jacksonville, Florida, involving a defendant named Brenton Butler,…...
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Racial Bias in Juvenile Incarceration
Abstract Racial and ethnic discrimination continues to concern juvenile justice systems nationwide, the data supports the theory of racial bias and disparities in juvenile court. In 2001, black youth were four times as likely for severe sentencing than white juveniles. Nearly 60,000 youth in the United States under age 18 are imprisoned in juvenile detention centers and prisons due to stereotyping them as devious hard criminals. Judges and arresting officers believe confining and cutting black youth off from their families…...
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The Development of the Juvenile Justice System
The first juvenile court system was established in Illinois in 1899, before this system came into play children were seen as “miniature adults”. Therefore, they were tried and punished as adults. After research and advance understanding of how a child’s brain works, developers, and a push for a compassionate approach changed it all. In the 1880 and 1920, there was a large wave of immigration and urbanization. Which caused hundreds of children to be on the streets and committing crimes.…...
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Juvenile Crime: Second Chance in Life
Juvenile Justice consists of many controversies surrounding the criminal’s sentencing, age, teen brain development, and overall their actions. People argue that teens shouldn’t be tried as adults because research says “the frontal lobe which inhibit our violent passions, rash actions, and regulate our emotions, are vastly immature throughout the teenage years” (Thompson 7). They prefer teens to have a second chance in life with the right social skills and rehabilitation help in order to achieve the overall goal to be…...
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Should Juveniles Be Charged as Adults in the Criminal Justice System?
As young adults growing up in society it can be extremely challenging to fit in. This is the case for most juveniles. Juveniles tend to feel their safest around others like themselves hence the reasons they join gangs. Over the course of this paper I will be discussing the history of youth gangs, the factors that causes juveniles to join gangs, and the demographic characteristics of gang members. Youth gangs were claimed to be first originated in Europe or Mexico.…...
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Behavioral Theories and Juvenile Delinquency
I would have to apply a theory after reading the study, the reason for this is that he’s a loner and plus he has a group that he hangs out with at lunch. The study clues us in on all the sites he visits which I consider being a red flag being that he’s looking at these sites to gather information for the crime he eventually commits and is arrested for. I want to go back to the beginning on…...
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Juvenile Delinquency: A Problem For The Modern World
Juvenile delinquency is perhaps one of the most difficult issues ever. Why do teenagers commit crimes? What are the factors that influence it? These are the questions to which it is difficult to answer but I will try. Ryan Gosling states: ”If you do one good thing, that doesn't define you either. Being around the kids in the juvenile center, they were engaging, they made us laugh but they were there for doing something terrible.” Teens may commit crimes when…...
Youth Welfare and Juvenile Justice
This essay will present the youth welfare in Australia and the programs for the young people and juvenile justice system which is based on three broad models. Then, the link between youth welfare and juvenile justice system and also the effectiveness of relationship between two systems will be mentioned. In addition, the role of social worker in juvenile justice systems will be followed. There is a scope of youth welfare across Australia’s states and Territories . Regardless of growing debate…...
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An examination of the phenomenon of young offenders The subject of young offenders in our troubled society has been one that has generated many hours of thought and meditation for concerned members. It is felt by many that the change needed in the area of delinquency within the First Nations culture is to overcome the effects of colonization and this must begin with the youth. It is with the youth that the future of the culture lies. There has been…...
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Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
I would have to apply a theory after reading the study, the reason for this is that he's a loner, and plus he has a group that he hangs out with at lunch. The study clues us in on all the sites he visits which I consider being a red flag being that he's looking at these sites to gather information for the crime he eventually commits and is arrested for. I want to go back to the beginning on…...
Strain Theory and Juvenile Delinquency
Abstract The best way for someone to become the best policymaker or criminal justice personal, they need to fully understand the criminal theory because it is the base level to all-of their success. Policy makers use the theoretical understanding to create new policies or find different ways to fix current crime problems in the world, but at the same time find out what is the cause of the crime problem in the first place. Criminal Justice personal use the criminological…...
How the Juvenile Delinquency Impact on Society?
Jessie ZhongSteve ColvinEnglish 1217 May 2019Juvenile delinquency is one of the serious social problem which persistently bother most countries. Back in the early stages of the legal system, the government did not build any laws to restrain the behavior of teenagers. In most countries, juvenile crimes are initially treated as adult crimes. However, people gradually began to realize that teenagers and children differ from adults, because they can be greatly influenced by others to change. More and more states, provinces,…...
Juvenile Delinquency And Gangs Criminology
A juvenile gang is an anti-social or any criminal act that is evident among children or adolescents. Juvenile delinquency is a legal term referring to how the children and adolescents behave and is viewed by the adults as a crime that needs to be judged under law (Columbia Encyclopedia, 2010). It’s meaning and age limit differs in different countries, with some setting the juvenile’s maximum age limit to be fourteen years while others may be as high as twenty one…...
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Should Juvenile Offenders Be Tried As Adults Criminology
In today’s society, there are many crimes going on. Adults are not the only ones that commit crimes. One issue today is that juvenile offenses and whether juvenile offenders should be tried as adults in criminal court. A common phrase that is often used in this case of young juveniles committing crimes is “Old enough to do the crime, old enough to do the time.” This phrase should be cleared to people that juveniles are not adults, and with this…...
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What causes Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile delinquency happens for many reasons. Poverty, abuse, and family tension are a few of the major reason for a child to become a juvenile delinquent. Steps need to be in place to stop and control some of the children that are falling through the crack of society and becoming ill-adjusted adults. Life is not always pretty, but that should not be a reason to commit crime.Movie SynopsisFreeway is a modern take on the fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood.” The…...
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Restorative Justice for Young Female Offenders: a critical evaluation
The criminal justice system has traditionally concentrated on detaining and committing offenders rather than examining the roots of their problems and providing community-based services that effectively addressed them. Crime rates continue to soar under the present system and the search is ever stronger for a solution to deal with a rising prison population, high costs, overcrowding and poor conditions, coupled with an increasingly alarming disproportionate rise in the female jail population linked to “one-size-fits-all” harsh sentencing.This essay examines the concept…...
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The Factors of Social Problems of Juvenile Delinquency
To begin with, I would like to state that every social problem has a deep root and the situation we usually see – is just the tip of an iceberg. Juvenile delinquency could be a prime example of this theory, as the causes of this phenomenon are too significant to avoid discussing and looking for the remedies is of great importance.The first and foremost factor – is modelling and negative parenting which lead to the criminal antisocial behavior of the…...
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Application of Criminological Theory
This paper will focus on the application of criminological theory in the following scenario: As the vice principal in charge of discipline at a prestigious school, I need to determine what actions to take in dealing with a deviant eighth grade male student. This student comes from a disadvantaged socioeconomic background and has now been caught in a physical altercation with another student. My direct supervisor, the principal, believes it is in the student’s best interest to remain at our…...
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Can You Call a Nine Year Old a Psychopath
He is a nine year old by in the article who starts acting out after his parents bring a new baby into the family. They try over and over to help him but the diagnosis just doesn’t seem to be right. It’s hard to tell at the age of nine if the child is just acting or if it is something serious so you have to deal with it in the best way possible without affecting the child for the…...
Current Issues in Corrections
The article I found is most related to Chapter 4, “Diversion and Probation”, because it looks at how probation is a great way to help juvenile offenders get back on their feet. The article is about the positive changes that juvenile offenders in California have made due to an increase in probationary programs. The probation departments in California have changed the way they operate and by doing this have accomplished something extraordinary. Originally, probation for juvenile offenders included, “focus on…...
Juvenile Delinquency Depends on Neighborhoods
How does one know for sure whether or not their family is being brought up in the right type of environment? An abundance of people raise their children in neighborhoods where the youth may be pressured and lured into situations that can generally lead to only problems and complications. There is not necessarily one right answer to prevent this from happening. It is not as simple as keeping adolescents from getting into bad situations by locking them up a closet…...
Adult Crime Adult Time
In "Adult Criminal Activities, Grownup Time," released in the Washington Post on March 29, 1998, Linda J. Collier argues about the juvenile laws and her principal argument shows that children should serve the same time as adults when they dedicate adult crimes. Collier provides some stats and examples (Jonesboro shooting, Daily City shooting, and her experience with a specific lady) that support her position concerning the details of the article. The diversity of laws amongst states made the situation much…...
Criminology Theories-Differential Association and Strain Theory
Abstract In criminology, theories play an important role especially in understanding the settings, motivations, assets, behaviors and actions of criminals. These theories serve as their guidelines in order to detect and sometimes read the plans of their enemies. Unfortunately, these theories are not one hundred percent accurate, however, learning these aspects are still essential. Differential Association and Strain Theories are most commonly used in the field of criminology. These theories aim to explain the totality and the instinctive or…...
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Travis Hirschi Criminological Theory
Introduction Radical positivism has two wings: a mild version which takes the legal code as representative of a consensus and proceeds to create its own statistics in terms of this measure, but independently of the police and the judiciary and a stronger version which derives its statistics from a posited consensus which is held to differ significantly from that enshrined in legal definitions. Travis Hirschi, like the majority of modern criminologists, adopts the milder version when he writes (1969, p.…...
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The Growing Up Adolescents Has Become The Society Concern
To date, the growing up adolescents has become the society concern. It is unbecoming of youths nowadays, who are responsible for the negative activities which increasing dramatically. From bullying in school to rape, our youth seems to be more daring and menacing. This could be due to peer pressure or insufficient guidance. What seems to be the highlight of the day on the newspaper incessantly should have been the school violence. School violence nowadays has taken to an extent in…...
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Drug Use and Delinquency
There is an evident link in between juvenile substance abuse and delinquency. A 2008 research study explored the connection in between delinquency and using nonmedical prescription drugs in teenagers. As prescription drug abuse is on the rise in America its abuse has actually not neglected a crucial group of people; teenagers. "The findings of this research study show that nonmedical prescription substance abuse is considerably connected with self-reported delinquency in addition to self-reported arrest" (Ford, 2008). The post discusses the…...
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The Juvenile Court System in United States
The juvenile court system was founded in the United States somewhat more than a century prior. Preceding that time, children and youth were viewed as smaller adults and were then tried and disciplined as adults. Be that as it may, propels in the comprehension of child advancement and the push for a progressively caring methodology changed the entirety of that. Early adolescent establishments in the United States depended on the English Bridewell foundation which stressed the education of life and…...
Parenting and Juvenile Delinquency
Albert Bandura explains vicarious learning also known as observational learning as the function of observing and imitating behavior from other people. It involves the process of learning what other s are doing and impacting the behavior in our lives through observation. He believes that observational learning is most important during childhood whereby children look up to their parents and guardians as their role models. Bandura argues that vicarious learning allows people to learn without necessarily changing their behavior. Vicarious learning…...
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Should the Juvenile Court Be Abolished
Introduction The purpose of this paper will be to examine the juvenile court system and whether or not abolishing it is the practical thing to do. To start off with, I will give a brief history of what the juvenile court system consist of and what it was designed to do. Next I will go into both sides of the debate to determine whether or not to abolish the juvenile court system. We will first take a look at the…...
Recidivism is when someone returns to the same behavior that they were previously doing (Unruh, Gau, & Waintrup, 2009). There are many factors that raise the risk of juvenile recidivism such as single parenting, and even when the parents become involved in drug use. When juveniles become high risk for recidivism it is important that the adults whether it be the parents, teachers or any adult in authority step in to help the juvenile to make better choices. By an…...
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Steinberg states that there are some issues which are very challenging to the society concerning the nature of human development and justice when it comes to serious juvenile crimes (para, 1). This is due to the fact that people do not expect crimes to be committed by children let alone children being criminals. The unexpected connection between childhood and criminality brings about a dilemma that is hard to resolve (Steinberg para, 1). Some of the ways out of this dilemma…...
Juvenile Delinquency related to drugs and alcohol
To tackle this topical issue, it is fairly relevant to first of all define some key terminology employed in contextual jargon as regards the question at hand. At the fore, a juvenile can be said to be a minor of such age as may be stipulated by a particular state, usually below the age of sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years, who may be in the frame of mind to willfully conceive criminal intent whilst perpetrating a crime, be it…...
Book Analysis: No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Humes dedicated a year of his life researching California’s juvenile justice system His book, “No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court” is inspired from this experience. Humes has written a moving account of California's juvenile justice system and the children who pass through it. This carefully researched book chronicles the arrests of seven teenagers and their experiences both in juvenile court, and while serving time. The book also describes…...
Youth violence in the United States is a major social problem that will inevitably get worse. Criminologists and state authorities are more concerned on the issue of youth violence than adult violence because the crimes involving the youth are becoming more violent and are continuously increasing the number of juvenile offenders (Zimring, 1998, xi). During the mid 1990s, the increasing rate of violence involving the youth alarmed state authorities that committee hearings in the Congress had been scheduled for it.…...
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The State of Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Treatment
INTRODUCTION Despite an increase of youth enrichment and engagement programs and initiatives, juvenile delinquency persists as a societal issue that has resulted in negative outcomes for adolescents. The United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention defines delinquency as any act that a juvenile commits that would otherwise be considered criminal if the act were committed by an adult (OJJDP, 2010). These acts can include crimes against persons or property, drug offenses and also crimes against…...
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Curfews vs Juvenile Delinquency
Cities across the United States have imposed curfews on juveniles for many years. Teen curfew laws restrict the hours that juveniles may be on the streets or in public places at night (Sutphen and Ford). Some people consider curfews infringing on people’s constitutional rights. Curfews are hard to implement by law enforcement, and, in fact, take law enforcement away from more serious crimes. More crimes occur during daytime hours and more children are victimized in their homes than on the…...
High School Attendance
High school represents a stage where majority of students grow up and attain an advanced degree of self-comprehension. This period is therefore very vital both to immediate school life and the life beyond school. Mandatory school turn out could well reflect the importance placed on schooling as well as the appreciation of the role education plays in preparing children and youth to become productive adults. Students who consistently attend school are exposed to more learning than their counterparts who exhibit…...
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Juvenile Justice Research Paper
Abstract The juvenile Justice System has gone through many changes in America and are represented through six main periods that will be discussed in this paper. The periods are called the Puritan Era (1646–1824), the Refuge Period (1824-1899), the Juvenile Court Period (1899-1960), The Juvenile Rights Period (1960-1980), the Crime Control Period (1980-2005), and The Kids are Different Period (2005-present). Juvenile Justice has constantly changed depending on the beliefs, needs and wants of society during a certain era. There are…...
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Given the traditional family, the husband and wife’s income are conjoined.
Whenever you seperate the two that leaves the primary guardian with custody of the child with significantly decreased income. This can lead to hardship ultimately leading to trust issues within the child. That child would be insecure about the things he or her might want to participate in because of the fear that it cannot be covered financially.
This can also lead to illegal or inappropriate ways of trying to gain or accumulate funds through that individual. One thing to add that hold a lot of weight that most people don’t realize is that according the the US Census Bureau Today, “nearly 25 million children have an absentee father”. Also according to the professional literature, “the absence of a father is the single most important cause of poverty”. In addition the same is true for crime.
Of all adolescents, those in intact married families are the least likely to commit delinquent acts. Children of single-parent homes are more likely to be abused, have emotional problems, engage in questionable behavior, struggle academically, and become delinquent. Problems with children from fatherless families can continue into adulthood. These children are three times likely to end up in jail by the time they reach age 30 than are children raised in intact families, and have the highest rates of incarceration in the United States.
From an emotional standpoint it’s it effects more than what generally people think. Some things that I’ve observed in my friends who have grown up with an absentee father rather than my friends who have had one is that my friends without a father display a reluctance to open up as easy.
I feel as though due to the fact that their fathers abandoned them that they have left them with a hole of yearning for a certain love that mothers cannot give to them. Another thing that I’ve noticed is that my friends that have grown up without a father tend to be a little bit more hostile is their character. I don’t mean hostile in a sense of physical aggression all the time but more so rather inclined to act quicker on something out of feeling rather than logic.
I am a firm believer that women cannot teach boys how to become men simply because that is not a role they were tasked with originally and even still today. It is a man’s role to show a young boy how to become a man and when that man leaves that child he not only has abandoned his son but he permanently damaged him and has left the unnatural role of male leadership to a woman.
Overtime this decision results in conflict in the upbringing in this young boy because now since he has no role model showing a positive example of how to treat a woman that boy has to figure that out for himself.
Unfortunately, given the fact that, that child’s only memory of how to treat a woman was shown in his father abandonment of his mother at his own convenience, that example passes down to that young boy leading him to objectify woman, such as his father did since his only mission was to have her temporarily and then drop her when he felt wanted something else.
Specifically in the minority community this has been an epidemic which has affected us for far way too long without any form of recovery or motivation for change and it’s mind boggling. Going forward we really need to reevaluate our choices on raising children and the effects that abandonment do to the kids.
Something that people don’t also consider in addition to fathers abandoning there children is the effect it leaves on young ladies. One of the reasons why girls that have gone wild have chosen that behavior is because of the examples shown at home. While growing up a mother should be able to teach that girl how to become well mannered and lady like while the father should serve as the sole protector and overseer of his girls. In the event that the father is absent, that leaves the girl with a sense of wondering of how a woman is suppose to be treated and automatically installs the wrong ideas of what are solid manlike characteristics to look for.
This can lead to women willing to ride or die for delinquent males, following along in their footsteps because of infatuation in someone who they don’t really know. In extreme and common cases this can lead to them given their bodies away with consent consistently for pleasure become of that gaping hole that could have been fulfilled with a nuclear family and a present father. Most of the time when girls don’t have Dad’s in their lives they go looking for one. This decision is so detrimental to that girls life and will not set her up for success whatsoever. Some unsolved questions that have been posed before still leave me wondering.
For example why are african americans 13 percent of the population but make up for more than half of the crime in america? Why is it stereotypical for black kids to grow up and do nothing with their lives because of lack of direction of focus. Family stability is a major component in the success and civility of black people as a whole.
Biblically, our families no matter what race weren’t meant to have unstable families. This is because allowing that to happen one, makes living so much more harder, two, it creates trends that are not impossible, rather highly difficult to overcome because of peoples levels of comfortability and gullibility to follow along with what everyone is doing today.
Historically, marriage in the United States constituted a unified set of ideas about appropriate adult behavior. Marriage conferred adult status and set the boundaries for sexual activity, childbearing, and living arrangements with a sexual partner. Marriage defined the kinds of work performed by husbands and wives and was viewed as a lifelong endeavor. In recent decades, however, marriage has been largely deinstitutionalized; its meaning is no longer broadly shared, and the package of behaviors that were associated with marriage in the past have become much less closely linked. Behaviors such as premarital sex, cohabitation, childbearing outside of marriage, extended singlehood, and divorce have become much more common in recent years, and they have also become more widely accepted.
This quote by Mick Cunningham and Arland Thornton I thinks does justice to my feelings towards this topic and really sums up really the substantial issue of family instability.