Juvenile crime, let alone, the crime itself is a huge issue humans face on a daily basis. By definition, crime is an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government. Criminal behavior is also referred to as deviant behavior, which is a departure from the social norm. Criminal statistics show an increase in crimes committed by youth over the years. By creating instructional theories, studies show the many reasons behind certain crimes.
Imagine being a child imprisoned for committing a crime for which you did not understand the consequences. Alone and afraid, with only hardened criminals and psychopaths as adult role models, you live in fear. Through a vicious combination of physical, sexual, emotional, and mental abuse, there is no option but to turn back to crime as an adult, and continue the cycle. This is a daily reality for thousands of American juveniles. Yet, we continue to call it the juvenile justice system.
The video I decided to do for the extra credit video analysis video is actually a video that we watched in my Sociology 310 class, about social theory. When I saw the assignment though, the video immediately clicked in my mind because of all the connections that could be made, and exemplify many of the key terms from class. The Stickup Kid (2014), is the story of 16 year old Alonza Thomas, who was sentenced to 13 years in the California adult prison system, after he failed an attempted armed robbery of a convenience mart. Thomas was the first minor tried under, then, newly enacted Proposition-21, which was a zero tolerance youth crime initiative for violent crimes, aimed at the so called “super predator.” I think the key points from our class that this video exemplifies are racialization, dominant culture, state apparatuses, and social location.
The use of punitive measures as a method of criminal justice practices has barely rehabilitated juvenile offenders in the state of Chicago. These punitive methods impact the juvenile offenders, leading to radicalization and crime delinquency in the state. On the other hand, restorative justice incorporates all the parties in a specific offense with the aim of collectively dealing with the aftermath of such an offense and the determination of the future implications of the situation (Johnstone 115). Targeting different facets of the society, restorative justice seeks to involve all the stakeholders and through such efforts, the system is essentially changing how the society and the state of Chicago view juvenile justice systems. Juvenile justice
INTRODUCTION When young ones grow up, they are ordained with certain privileges like purchasing certain products meant for adults, given access to places previously age restricted and many more other such privileges. For the rationale of this study the definition of minors has been set at above 12years and below 18years. Juvenile courts try people falling into this age group and the sentences handed out are not as severe as those handed out to adults in case of atrocious crimes like; rape, murder, arson and drug abuse. This paper aims at finding out strong reasons to put emphasis on the demand that minors should be tried as adults. Minors commit appalling crimes same like the majors do and consequently no one ought to be excused from equal castigation.
The Juvenile frameworks is confronting and always developing issue in today's general public. The issue is youngster Abuse and Neglect; this is an issue that is filling the courts to the maximum. The framework confronts this kind of telephone call about each 10seconds. This is an enormous issue progressing with the always contracting spending plans and accessible staff to help the youngsters. The Juvenile Justice System has enormous test to help every one of the youngsters that are casualties of some type of misuse.
I have always had a passion for children, particularly children who have experienced trauma. I am fascinated with psychology and how the brain develops and organizes information. I enjoy the process of solving life questions. This ultimately lead me to pursue a career in psychology. When I think of children who have experienced trauma, I am automatically drawn to the Juvenile Justice System.
There is a disproportionate number of minority youth represented in the juvenile justice system in the United States. Nearly 20,000 youth reside within 942 juvenile detention facilities (Wagner & Rabuy, 2016) and minority youth represent 63% of all youth incarcerated (Baron, 2012). Although a high percentage of minority youth are incarcerated, research hasn’t considered the perception of law enforcement by minority male youth. The purpose of this study is to explore male minority youth perception of Law enforcement. The study will explore the factors that contribute to male minority youth perceptions of law enforcement.
Social Justice Issue: Juvenile Justice System Prior to the 1960’s youth did not have their own set of constitutional rights, which led them to be charged unconventionally depending on the situation; often they were viewed as mini-adults who understood the consequences of their actions completely. As crimes committed by youth rose, the US Congress passed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act in 1974. This was put in place to help reform treatment of juvenile offenders, preventing them from being held as adults for petty crimes, and made states follow plans to help reduce the amounts of minorities in the system due to disproportional amounts (which is still the case today). With the all time high-rise of crime in the 1980’s to the 1990’s and
Juveniles Need Help Twenty-five percent of all serious violent crimes involve at least one juvenile offender. Juveniles arrest have been incrementing over the years and there has been a debate on whether or not juveniles should get life sentence or not. There has also been 200,000 juveniles who enter adult criminal justice, these children face their actions on prisons with people who are way older than them and get sentenced for life. Youth should not get sentenced for life because children are still trying to deal with their identity, don’t have the mental ability and juveniles have no responsibility. In Addition the different perspectives presented by the Supreme Court argues that juveniles who commit murder should not be sentenced to life because it violates the 8th amendment.