Earlier this month, a “sexting ring” at Canon City High School in Colorado was uncovered by school authorities. Involved were minors and legal adults, who had scandalist pictures and images of naked minors. This has brought upon the question of, “How do you prosecute and punish those involved in these acts?” Those responsible for these acts must take the punishment which they are served when the time comes. The judge is gathering the information and having the ones involved questioned. He is debating between the prosecution of sex offender or just a misdemeanor.
According to law, if someone of legal age happens to obtain an affair with a minor they must register as sex offender. Most of the time they get by using technology to try to keep it quiet or a secret. Investigators first place to look when a complaint is filed is through social media and cell phones. It has been a huge discussion on how to sentence teachers for having affairs with students. Teachers however, shall suffer a greater sentence due to the fact that they educators of the state.
May says that Scared Straight speaks to a particular complexity compared to other intervention programs (2014). Unlike similar projects, that endeavor to prevent the delinquent from re-offending through other treatments such as therapy, and support from peers/family, Scared Straight tries to pull youths away from becoming a juvenile delinquent by showing them the harsh reality of what it is like to be incarcerated. The delinquent is shown the adult prison and given a tour, in which they receive direct exposure and an experience with convicted felons on a very personal level. The program speculated that these young people will be frightened into living a life with no future criminal activity
Custody is the process of taking a juvenile under police care because they broke the law, have a court order, a complaint has been filed, or they are being taken for their own protection. Detention is the where the juvenile is held once they are in police custody. Petition is the term used when a juvenile has charges filed against him or to keep them safe. A summonses is issued to the people who are involved or concerned with the case. The types of juvenile court hearings are preliminary hearing, adjudicatory hearing, and dispositional hearing.
Youthful offenders go to juvenile justice charged with the different detention custody, diagnosis. They have a Department of Youth Services (DYS) is for comprehensive and coordinated program also have youth referred. They DYS has to employ medical, dental, psychiatric, social work, psychological, investigative, legal. The History of Juvenile was Massachusetts in the (1906-1996) and children charged with crimes and any other defendant under age seven. Initial Theory and treat juvenile offenders also guidance rather than as criminals.
But whether they are tried as adults or juveniles, teenagers convicted of sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders for at least 15 years (Michon). Some might say that because sexual assault is a heinous crime, those students should have been charged as adults. However, I feel that their actions should have been better monitored and watched over. I do not believe that trying these minors, as adults would benefit them or
Option one is to issue a warning. The officer would detain the minor, issue a verbal warning and then release them. Option two is to detain the minor, issue a warning and then release the minor into parent or guardian custody. A juvenile can also be introduced to the juvenile court process by referral. This is when a parent, teacher, social worker, or probation officer petitions the court to intervene.
Most people tend to critique adults and Juveniles differently and similar depending on the subject that is being discussed. What happens when they commit a crime should they be treated equally or should one be given a break because they are less experienced. In a case on June 25, 2012 the subject, whether a juvenile should receive a life sentence arose in the Supreme court. This Conflict leads me to believe that Juveniles should receive the life sentence they truly deserve not based on their age or their status of their mentality, but it should be based on the damage that they caused. Some people give sympathy to the juveniles who were raised in tough neighborhoods and argue that some teenagers grew up with crime around them, that they
Children 's court was made for children criminals to give them a punishment appropriate for their age because kids are very different from adults. The kids being tried as adults either committed really bad crimes like murder and armed
Our Juvenile Justice System is broken. We live in a society that should be concerned with the way it manages teenagers who are deviant. Today, our juveniles are viewed as individuals to be feared rather than rehabilitated. Rarely are issues with juvenile crime and punishment treated under the rehabilitative philosophical basis parens patriae, instead youths are sentenced in juvenile facilities or even adult prisons for status offenses. They are placed in a community with expert criminals, and as a result, continue the lifelong journey of crime.
The proposed amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act in the Bill would limit a judge’s ability to fulfill his/her function in the justice system. The expansion of options to sentence a young person to prison, or publish their name and label him/her a criminal, articulates a clear legislative preference to deal with our youth through punitive
When someone who commits a crime is determined to be mentally inadequate to be held accountable for the crimes they have committed, there are things that we do to charge them, but in a lesser way because of their mental capacity. Which begs the question, why are we allowing children to be sentenced to life, when their brains aren’t fully developed? When a child commits a crime we look over that, and stop seeing them as children. We shouldn’t sentence children to a life in prison when their brains are not only underdeveloped, but also missing a good portion of gray matter. In the article “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains,” by Paul Thompson, he speaks about how adolescents lose brain tissue as they mature.
Registered sex offenders who did not commit an actual sexual assault, are still subjected to being ridiculed and sometime victims of violence. An individual who urinates in public is classified as the same as an individual who committed rape. Even if an individual pleads no contest, they still have to register on the sex offender list. Sex offender policies unfairly targets juveniles because their victims are young. However, because they are young, their victims will tend to be younger.