Juvenile delinquents diagnosed with mental/conduct disorders Juvenile delinquents are often diagnosed different disorders. Around six to sixteen percent of male teens and two to nine percent of female teens have a conduct disorder. These can vary from oppositional-defiant disorder, which is not necessarily aggressive, to antisocial personality disorder, often diagnosed among psychopaths. A conduct disorder can develop during childhood and then manifest itself during adolescence.
Per the website Study.com (n.d.), Juvenile Probation Officers’ primary job duties are supervising youth who have been in the juvenile justice system. Typically, these juvenile offenders have recently been released from juvenile detention and have returned to live with their families. The purpose of a Juvenile Probation Officer is to prevent the juvenile from reoffending. To prevent reoffending the Juvenile Probation Officer regularly meets with the juvenile and their families to ensure the juvenile is following the guidelines of the courts ("Juvenile Probation Officers | Job Description and Duties," n.d.).
The current state of the juvenile justice system is one which has created an immense debate between a variety of people in the United States. The main question in this debate boils down to the issue of whether children should be able to be tried as an adult with no regard to their age. The juvenile court system is a separate entity from adult court which is used to handle the criminal cases of the youth in America. In the present, some children have their ability to fall under the jurisdiction of the adult courts revoked due to the gravity of their crimes. This should not be the case as the juvenile court should be given the ability to treat juveniles the way they should be.
Lindsey is a 13 year old African-American female who was arrested for the second time for retail theft. The first offense Lindsey received was a misdemeanor, when the 2nd arrest occurred and she was charged with a class 4 felony. The first time Lindsey was arrested it was from stealing two shirts and a necklace . The Second time, most current is from stealing 3 rings, two necklaces and a par of pants that she put on under her jeans. She had been stealing since the age of 11 almost every weekend.
a. Yes, I do believe that juvenile sex offenders should have to register as a sex offender after they become adults. One of the reasons I say this is because adults who are registered are given a stronger procedural safeguards then that of juveniles. Moreover, due to a desire for revenge by others, many juveniles who are registered are put at a severe risk of injury, regardless of the offenders’ risk level to the surrounding area. Lastly, in the example of the Illinois sexting case, making them register as an adult can be less expensive if it results in programs that put juveniles under supervision instead of sex offender status then is may be cheaper to maintain.
For a juvenile to transfer into the adult court system a juvenile must be charged as a youthful offender. Youthful offenders often pose a threat to the community and/ or have committed a violent crime. State legislation has passed youthful offender laws permitting juveniles to be charged as an adult in criminal proceedings. Oklahoma passed the Youthful Offender Act in 1998. To be charged as a youthful offender a juvenile must meet certain requirements and crimes.
What are juvenile delinquents? Juvenile delinquents are basically teen criminals. In other words, they are young kids that commit crimes that defers from the normal criminal justice system. These young delinquents have different punishments then adults do in the criminal justice system. the criminal justice system is different from children than adults mainly to prevent juveniles from committing more of deviance and to give them a chance to turn their life around.
During my college career I have been doing a wide variety of writing. All of which have assisted shaping as well as molding me into an effective writer. Some of the classes that helped improve my limits to excel as a writer are my English 280 class, intro to Computer Science class, and lastly Juvenile Justice Class. I have done a few segments of writing in the three semesters of law enforcement class that I have taken here at WIU. Never would I have thought that the three major writing assignments that would shape and influence me into the writer I am today would come from of my LEJA classes, but they have.
Recently, I have noticed a trend among the juveniles we have on probation. Many of them are coming onto our caseloads with multiple mitigating factors that simply cannot be addressed or corrected with weekly contacts. These factors include, but are not limited to the following: homelessness, educational needs, mental health issues, addiction, impoverished conditions, negative peer influences, and lack of extra-curricular activities. In fact, several kids, along with their families, could benefit from some form of contact every day. For instance, I met with a probationer last month who wanted to show me that he cleaned up his bedroom.
Juvenile Justice Issues In today’s society the youth generation seems to be facing some problems that there is no solution for. Juveniles are participating in many wrongdoing activities that they are not being held accountable for. I see many gray areas when it comes to the juveniles justice system and I strongly believe there should be changes made in order to help these juveniles be deterred from such behavior so they do not continue down a path that can affect the rest of their lives.