Three Components Of The Juvenile Justice System

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Being a teenager walking down the street can be very difficult in this generation. You need to worry about many things for example the police and the people. What they might think of you and what would be their reaction. Not everybody has the same believes and traditions. What may be wrong for you might be right for somebody else. That is why there are laws and certain behavior that we are supposed to follow to stay out of trouble. But today nor the police and the juvenile manage to stay out of trouble.
The criminal justice system
The criminal justice system consists of three components police, courts and corrections and this goes for juvenile and for adults. The police officers are the first contact that juveniles have with the juvenile
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And this is because of the tremendous amount of coverage the media is providing. Also one important problem that has been noticed is the high incarceration rates of juveniles and the offenses in which they are being incarcerated.
What influences officers behavior
According to Myers police behavior utilize as explanatory variables that attributes of individual officers such as personal characteristics. Examples are sex, race and gender. Also background characteristic such as length of service, education and training determine their behaviors. Other factors include attributes about their work, their supervisor and the citizen they serve, the officer’s personality type and their mode al also important.
All of these factors can determine the type of interaction the officer will have with the juvenile. This is why we see different type of out comes from different officers when they interact with teenagers. One example would be the white police officer that attracted a young African American girl while she was sitting at her desk. Many people would say that it was a race issue. The officer grab the girl by her neck, flipped her backwards while she sat at her desk, dragged her and was throwing her across the
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For example the seriousness of the offence, the number of police encounters and the amount of evidence collected, complains, age and extralegal factors. Juveniles who commit a felony or an adult crime are most likely to get arrested and process and the discretion would be thrown out the window. The prior police counted also play apart. Every police department keeps a record of all the prior arrest and if the same juvenile keeps getting arrested by the same and different departments can cause him an arrest. Evidence is also strong. If the police department has evidence that point directly to the juvenile or that the juvenile has something to do with it discretion is also thrown out the window. Complaints also are important as they come directly from the public and at times this does not really help the discretion process. Extralegal factors contribute to age, sex, ethnicity and race. Age also determine the outcome of the interaction. Walking down the street you notice that a child under 10 or 11 love to be around police officer. They have respect for them and also always want to fallow their foot step. These interactions always have a good

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