Juvenile Justice System Term Paper by The Research Group

Juvenile Justice System
A discussion of the effectiveness and failures, origins in the 20th Century, purposes, procedures, state laws, arrest and detention, determination of status, hearings, examples, commitment and confinement of the juvenile justice system.
# 15008 | 2,475 words | 14 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Sociology (General)


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"Juvenile Justice System
Introduction
This research paper summarizes the principal features of the juvenile justice system in the United States and comments on some major issues facing it. The juvenile justice system involves all the parties involved in dealing with the juvenile, parents and surrogate parents, schools, the police and prosecutors, probation departments, the courts, correctional institutions and a variety of community and social agencies which deal with the juvenile after he or she comes into contact with the law.
Origins and Broad Trends
Judge L. P. Edwards (1992) explained:
Established in the later nineteenth century, the juvenile court was for some a humanitarian institution intended to..."

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