The ones in the juvenile system often reoffend and end up back in the same place. If the juveniles aren’t tried in adult court for serious crimes their punishment won’t be as long and they will commit the crime again and again. The crimes that the children commit would probably go down if they are tried in the adult court. Some of the children that were transferred to criminal court were more likely to be convicted and receive periods of incarceration. If juveniles aren’t tried in adult court they get off of the crime they committed easier.
Crossroads Juvenile Center Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Crossroads Juvenile Center In contemporary times, there is an increasing tendency for juvenile involvement in crime. The frequency and the severity of the crimes has increased so much that there are call for trial of delinquents as adults in extreme cases. The juvenile justice system however has a stronger emphasis on correctional activities and giving the under-age offenders a chance to change and make something useful of their lives. The Crossroads Juvenile Center is a detention facility in New York, it development and operations demonstrate the desire of the juvenile justice system to effects changes in the children admitted to these systems.
Plea bargains are negotiations between the prosecutor and the criminal defendant. In this negotiation, the criminal defendant consents to pleading guilty. When the criminal defendant takes the guilty plea, he or she is able receive reductions in their charges or sentences. There are pros and cons of plea bargains, but these bargains can be doing more harm than good. Plea bargaining is a simple process but can have long term repercussions.
Sweeping changes need to be made the juvenile system. They’re too many incarcerations, Locking up the children of our future based off a minor mistakes. In the future if these problems are not fixed we will continue to have a high number of youth incarcerations, and an even higher number of future adults going to prison. This cycle needs to be broken, or a significant change needs to be made. “More surprisingly, given that prison is supposed to deter crime, going to jail also made kids more likely to offend again.
The premise of recidivism is based on two elements which are the perpetration of crime and a juvenile who repeatedly commits a crime. In criminology, Recidivism is defined as “the return to the previous criminal habits, especially after a conviction” According to the Analysis Report on the recidivism rate of children in penitentiary, that children who engage in criminal acts in a younger age and are immediately placed in detention facilities is more likely to become recidivists. Moreover, poor living conditions, family relations, education, employment are one common profile of recidivists. The report also recommended that social department and partner organizations to provide intensive programs for recidivists’ juveniles.
However, depending on the severity of the crime involved, the judge can decide to increase the sentence if it is determined that the factors require more than the minimum (Dahl, 2014). In the case of drug offenses, an individual found guilty for possession on the first offense will serve a lesser term than that of an individual who is serving time for a second
What may work for one offender does not necessarily mean that it will work for another. Intensive Supervision Programs are not effective in being less punitive than being incarceration. There are multiple
There are many different offenses that get sent to juvenile court. Most crimes sent to juvenile court aren’t too serious, but are still bad enough to be sent to court. “Unofficial reports suggest that a higher percentage of juvenile are involved in minor criminal behavior; grossly underreported common offenses include vandalism, shoplifting, underage drinking, and marijuana use”(Hales). There are instances where more scarce offense occurs and sometimes more serious misdemeanors but the offenses aren’t as common as vandalism, thief, underage drinking, etc. Some uncommon cases are usually shootings or murders.
I do not think that juveniles should be tried as adults. I believe that juveniles should have another chance after they serve their time. There are certain jurisdictions that will try juveniles as adults. The offense committed by the juvenile determines the punishment. If a juvenile committee an adult crime, then he or she can be tried as an adult.
A child’s mind is still developing at the ages when they go to school. These years are the most crucial in how a child’s future is shaped, and how they look at the world. This means that they are also very vulnerable though. Exposure to this sort of beyond unruly behavior and criminal activity at this early age could lead to children growing up believing that that is fine and normal. When they are adults, this could lead to serious problems such as them joining a gang, or being involved in drug related activity.
In conclusion, murder is no petty or misdemeanor. Murder is a felony. “The juvenile court system was designed to deal with petty crimes. Today, teen offenders commit serious violent crimes.
This is supported by cases such as the James Bulger case. Many argue that the age should be increased due to the mistreatment and placement within an adult court of the killers. It has been analysed that in a civilised society should recognise that children who commit offenses require
My findings focused on the points that mass incarceration substantially affects families and jobs, which then become factors in the issue of recidivism. Moreover, these problems especially target minorities at high rates. To strengthen these points, I could have done more interviews, especially with past convicts or convicts who have returned to jail in order to get more first-hand experiences. As well as interviews with different ages of children exposed to incarceration to see if or how the effects differed. In the future, I hope to expand on the other ways incarceration affects lives, such as through health, especially mental health, or college opportunities.
We see how juveniles are a big part in law enforcement today. How they are treated differently than adults who are in prison. We looked at why troubled youths commit crimes and end up in juvenile detention centers. How we aid them and try to rehabilitate them in the process. People 's views play a big role in juvenile justice though, a lot of people are for juveniles being tried as adults.