San Francisco Juvenile Criminal Justice
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This paper responds to the issue of creating a new juvenile justice program in San Francisco, California. It discusses a brief history of the problem with the current system, and relates that other states have adopted successful programs that San Francisco could easily adopt as well. It also discusses financing for the program and the juveniles that would be involved.
From the Paper:"Within San Francisco there exists a lower crime rate than in most major cities (Macallair). However, the juvenile justice system is greatly flawed in that juvenile halls, and detention centers are ill kept, unsafe, and overcrowded. This mirrors the history of the juvenile justice system, according to Krisberg ("Legacy" 122). Furthermore, juvenile halls within San Francisco are comprised of both serious and non-serious offenders, creating "schools of crime", and situations that lead first time offenders to return to the criminal justice system. Krisberg suggests that the juvenile halls of San Francisco are no more than "warehouses" for youth offenders that require the young to be held from two to thirty days awaiting their first hearing. In this time they are often treated with brutality, learn crime for more violent offenders, and suffer in unsafe living conditions (Krasny). "
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San Francisco Juvenile Criminal Justice (2005, December 01) Retrieved July 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/essay/san-francisco-juvenile-criminal-justice-85832/
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