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Juvenile Justice
Examines the evolution of the juvenile justice system in the United States.
# 49941 | 1,039 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 23, 2004 in Criminology (Juvenile Justice)

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Following events such as the Columbine High shooting, the American public began to demand a re-evaluation of the juvenile justice system in the nation. This paper presents an historical examination of the juvenile justice system in America. The writer discusses the start of the system and the major changes that have taken place in the system over the past 100 years.

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"Some of the major changes that took place during the birth and growth of the juvenile justice system around the nation was the way it handled its cases. The system did not punish as much as it worked at guiding the juveniles to make better choices when they reached adult life. One of the systems that was used on a regular basis in the early years involved reformatories. Often called reform schools or reform farms, they were set up to house juveniles who had found their way into the system. The founding theory of reform housing was to keep the juvenile away from bad influences."

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