Analysis Of The Juvenile Justice System

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Juveniles being waived to the adult criminal justice system has been a widespread issue across the United States. More than half the states allow juveniles the age of 12 and older to be prosecuted as adults, along with 22 states that allow juveniles as young as 7 to be prosecuted as adults (Deitch, 2014). However, the juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice system, was not designed to work with kids this age, regardless of the crime they committed. The juvenile justice system was created and designed to provide age appropriate interventions due to the fact that the teenage brain is still forming along with their character (Deitch, 2014).

Kids can still be held accountable in juvenile court but the focus is on rehabilitation

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