Judge Dorn And Ciavarella Analysis

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1. Being well known and respected is hard to come by today, with the quick judgments individuals make. Judge Dorn and Judge Ciavarella seemed to have an exception and were liked by many people. They were seen as hero’s to some, always correcting behavior and following a strict line. The public really liked the way they ran the system, always speaking publically to ensure safety and ease for kids who are lost. Although, the picture the public failed to see at first ultimately led to a harsh and difficult lifestyle for these kids. Both judges were very demanding, for example in cash for kids, judge Ciavarella didn’t put up with any kid. Whether it was a small behavioral offense or a larger criminal offense, he treated it the same. Ciavarella …show more content…

Hume’s offers many suggested reform throughout. From the book I gathered reform ideas from Dorn, the governor, DA Gil Garcetti, and probation courts. The reform by these individuals is set on personal opinion for the best interest for what they believe. For example, lowering the fitness age so younger individuals can be tried as adults and be more responsible for that crime. Judge Dorn is all for this and even wants to run a smaller system that handles small offences that juvenile systems tend to ignore. Other reform includes construction by the governor to build bigger prisons and fill the adult systems, forcing younger ones to be responsible for their crimes. Probation court on the other hand is trying to create a profile for repeat offenders. The idea will help gauge and correct behavior before it gets worse or happens again. The effort is to help the child no punish them. The last reform idea is By DA Gil Garcetti. His attempt can build from Dorns and the governors in attempt to scratch the system and rebuild it from scratch. He says replace it with something new. This may be harsher and help with punishing rather then correction. In a way, there is two approaches to this reform. On one side we have a safe and helpful revision that can teach good behavior and guide them to correcting bad behavior without punishing them. The other we have Dorn and others fighting for justice. They want all to pay for their actions and believe many get away with to much so punishment is key to correction. The only similarity between these two reform arguments is that the child gets the consequence, whether they are sent away for help or locked up in prison with older more serious

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