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Juvenile Crime
Tracey B. Freeman
CJS 200
February 15, 2015
Jeffery Beasley

Juvenile Crime The court system is very important and plays a role in how safe our community, state, and country can be. There are different and specials courts but the ones that are mainly divided would have to be juvenile and adult courts. Juvenile courts and adult courts have similarities, but they also have many differences. Although they both have the same principle, they both use different terminology, options, and reserve different constitutional rights. The court system will always treat minors and adults differently and because of this, teenagers or adolescents are offered more of a chance to turn their lives around before they turn down the wrong path too significantly to retract, gain more responsibility (some may have fines to pay that only they are allowed to pay if judge/probation officer demands), and depending on how bad of the situation, they will receive a dose of reality. Juvenile court is made up of three different cases: delinquency, dependency, and status offenses. For delinquency cases, the adolescent who has committed the crime would have been tried as an adult, however since they are a minor, they would use procedures of significant difference. According to Juvenile Justice (2015), since 2005 the U.S. Supreme Court has limited practices such as the execution of offenders who are under the age of 18 when their crimes were committed and life without parole sentences for crimes committed by juveniles. Some juvenile courts have expanded their problem solving approach to include specialized courts or dockets, such as juvenile drug courts, mental health courts, teen courts, truancy courts, and gun courts. As for cases that involve juvenile dependency, the only reason the minor is involved is because of their environment. When a child is involved…...

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