One of the main arguments of the essay is the development of the youth culture in the US, and the factors responsible for this outcome. The article is effective in the delivery of the major arguments, as the ideas follow in a logical manner. The essay is a success and it reaches out to a rather wide target audience. Anyone that is familiar with the culture and values of the American society can enjoy the article. Epstein appeals to the emotions of the reader, through the provision of detailed information.
Did you know that Malala has her own “Malala Day” in the United Nations, and Alex Lin got his own bill passed when he was only a teen? Both of these people are or were teen activists. You may be asking what a teen activist is. A teen activist is a teen that is speaking up against something that is wrong. A teen activist might start marches, rallies, and speeches that support their cause.
The role of a predisposition report writer as a juvenile probation officer in the juvenile justice system is to provide the court with a full history of the youth offender, including everything from past criminal history, education, family history, and more. The predisposition writer’s job is to interview family, friends, teachers, victims, and the youth offender to compare all information and make a formal report of the events that occurred. The report will also highlight possible treatment plans, rehabilitation, restitution, or other sanctions. The goal of the predisposition writer in the juvenile justice system is to gather the best information possible through reliable interviewee’s so that the best treatment plan can be prescribed.
Teen Court is an innovative diversion program that provides an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system. Collaborating with the local police department, schools, and community, Teen Courts are able to expose youth to the judicial process. When a juvenile is charged with a first-time, nonviolent, low-level offense they have the “opportunity to waive the hearing and sentencing procedure of the tradition juvenile court and agree to a sentencing forum with a jury of their peers” ("Fact Sheet: Youth Courts", 1). Teen Court is a real court of law that is entirely operated by youth volunteers acting as teen jurors, teen attorney 's, teen clerk, and teen judge. With the help from adult mentor attorneys and a real judge, teens
Charter schools have been growing in popularity over the years and more states are authorizing their creation. The main purpose of the charter schools is to provide families with more options for their children’s education. The authors focus this journal on three legislative objectives: classroom options, teacher’s participation in learning objectives, and freedom from state
Let’s face it, tattoos and piercings have burst into mainstream American culture. Tattoos and piercings have become a well established art form over the last couple decades, evolving from being a sign of rebellion to being a glamorous form of self-expression especially with adolescents. The fact that tattoos and piercings have become more popular and trendy, can influence and put pressure on our youth to be accepted in society. For some, tattoos are a personal choice, while others may feel pressured into it. In the article “On Teenagers and Tattoos,” author Andre Martin explores the psychology behind teenagers’ reasons for getting a tattoo and why others should not judge an adolescents character by his/her tattoos, however getting a tattoo is a choice to consider very carefully.
In their formative phase, Baby Boomers experienced a post-war prosperity, which made them develop optimistic and idealistic traits (Becker, 1992; Glass, 2007; Lub, 2013; Smola & Sutton, 2002). Other traits of Baby Boomers stem from the impact of the increase in population in the western world. Being the largest generational cohort for that time, people had to be ambitious, driven and competitive in order to reach their goals (Macky, Gardner, Forsyth, Wong, et al., 2008). Baby Boomers are known to value job security and a stable work environment (Eisner, 2005; Kupperschmidt, 2000; Smola & Sutton, 2002). According to Allen (2004) they respect authority, but want to be treated as equals.
Daniel Siegel in his book Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (2013), suggests that the unique emergence of the adolescent mind can help create qualities that assist teenagers to navigate those often-troublesome years. Siegel argues that by better understanding the development of the brain, adults who work with teens can be more adept at putting some of their behavior in perspective. Siegel, a clinical professor of psychiatrist at the UCLA Medical School and an author of books and articles about children and parenting, points out that an adolescent’s brain growth has both upsides and downsides, and these are illustrated in four key features of adolescent development:
According to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois was the first juvenile court in the United States in 1899, after the progressive reform movement. The court was created to respond to the excessive amount of juveniles that were involved in minor fractions and truancy. Parens patriate is the foundation of the juvenile justice system. Parens patriate means parent of the country or state as parents. With the juvenile justice system having such a philosophical foundation the court system was supposed to provide order, discipline, and humanity to help the juveniles.
Forward thinking is “developing scenarios based on information available today about what might be possible in the future, then planning present activities, such as staff training or resource enhancement, based on those possible future outcomes” (Forward thinking, n.d.). The Federal Bureau of Prisons began these exercises in 2001 and agencies across the country have been expanding on the idea because it was found to be necessary to keep up with society’s ever changing ideas and concepts (Forward thinking, n.d.). This type of thinking prepares corrections staff and leaders well beyond the normal strategic planning of 3 to 5 years (Carlson & Garrett, 2008). To begin the process, a corrections administrator should establish a Forward
This lead me to pursue a second degree in criminal justice. Statistics show over 1 million children enter the juvenile justice system each year. The systems goal is to react to juveniles in ways that protect the community, hold the offenders accountable, and enhance their ability to live productively and responsibly within the community. After receiving
This particular article talks about a Connecticut Governor by the name of Dannel P. Malloy wanting to get the state approved to consider treating young offenders as juveniles until they are twenty-one. Mistrett made a comment stating, “Here they go asking for 21. It makes sense, it aligns with what brain science tells us and I think it 's a good path forward” (Mistrett). It seems like she agrees with what Malloy is trying to get across to the state, but young offenders should have that psychological sense to want to stop committing crimes before things get worse. The adult age starts at eighteen and continues on; sometimes, you have to consider a young offender as an adult depending on what crime was committed.
Claudine Duberry is the founding Director of Taking Positive Steps and Associates. Claudine is a motivational speaker, consultant, and a mentor. TPS provides cost effective, comprehensive, personalised consultancy and training to professionals who work and engage with young people who are on the periphery or involved in crime. Notwithstanding this Taking Positive Steps provide a tailored resettlement service to young people who are ostracized and excluded from society.
This website discusses the main focus their diversion programs have when interacting with first time offenders. As it describes the main focus of the program it mentions how ninety percent of first time offenders who go through this program do not reoffend. This teen court diversion program is well known around the Lansing area of Michigan. It is well known because this program not just work with juveniles as they offend but also work closely with their family and the school they attend. Teen Court does not just focus on the individual it focuses on other factors that can potentially affect the youth.
David Muhammad is a pioneer in the fields of criminal equity, savagery anticipation, and youth improvement. David is the National Director of Justice Programs at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD).In honor of his work with youth, Muhammad got the 2000 Community Leadership Award and Fellowship from The California Wellness Foundation, regarding group pioneers who are included in viciousness counteractive action. In 2002, he was granted the prestigious Next Generation Leadership Award from The Rockefeller Foundation. In December 2003, David finished a course on "Frameworks Dynamics for Senior Managers" at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA. In August of 2008, David finished a declaration program on Juvenile Justice Multi-System Integration from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.