The Juvenile Justice System Argumentative Essay by cee-cee

The Juvenile Justice System
An argument for the continuation of the juvenile court system.
# 115361 | 1,452 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2009 in Criminology (Juvenile Justice)

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This paper explains the history and ideals of juvenile courts and argues against the proposal to eliminate the juvenile system. The paper suggests that, instead of disbanding the system, it needs to be reformed and to some degree rebuilt with the original ideals in mind. According to the paper, there should be a limitation on mandatory sentencing and standardized practices, as these reforms challenge the most essential aspect of the juvenile court; the individual treatment of the juvenile.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dodge, L. Mara. ""Our Juvenile Court Has Become More like a Criminal Court": A Century of Reform at the Cook County." Michigan Historical Review 26.2 (2000): 51.
  • Krajicek, David J. Scooped! Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze, and Celebrities. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
  • Tanenhaus, David S. Juvenile Justice in the Making. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Thomas, Karen Kruse. "Gateway to Justice: The Juvenile Court and Progressive Child Welfare in a Southern City." Journal of Southern History 72.4 (2006): 974.
  • Willrich, Michael. "The Juvenile Court and the Progressives." The Historian 65.3 (2003): 716.

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