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Juvenile Justice Philosphy

An overview of the juvenile justice philosophy from the early 1900s through today to include a brief synopsis of the court's view of juvenile offenders.
Demonstrated an understanding of the rationale for creating juvenile courts.
Demonstrated an understating of current trends in seeking to create specific juvenile courts and a brief synopsis of the key components for proposing a new juvenile justice system.
Provided an overview of the Consequences for Juvenile Offenders Act of 2001.
Critically analyzed the arrest trends for juveniles from 2006-2010 to include an analysis of the role that gender, economics, geographical location and race may play in juvenile crime.
Provided statistics for the current trends in juvenile crime
Demonstrated an understanding of the role played by educators in the juvenile justice process to include support for implementation of school based crime prevention programs.

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[PDF] Overview: FBI www.fbi.gov/.../tab35overview (Retrieved from Google database).
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR.asp

An overview of the juvenile justice philosophy from the early 1900s through today to include a brief synopsis of the court's view of juvenile offenders.

Juvenile justice philosophy emerged from the child savers' movement that began in the late 19th century as the influx of immigrants and people from rural America began to inundate major cities throughout the country. The poverty and overcrowding led to many people living in conditions that were conducive to contributing to juvenile delinquency as a result of parents unable to send their children to school or provide supervision for them. As a result many children began to gravitate toward criminal activity and delinquent acts. These kids were wondering the streets aimless committing offenses such as petty thefts, robberies, and general vagrancy. This increasingly concerned the women in higher society who were fearful that these children would become hardened criminals in their adolescence and adult lives so they choose to start a suffrage movement focused on saving the children or some would say removing the potential threat from their city streets.

Therefore, the idea for juvenile justice that would be predicated upon the state providing for the best interests of the child was borne out of this movement. The term parens patriae wherein the state takes care of the child in place of the parent was started with this movement. Vagrant children or those whose parents were deemed unfit to take care of them were removed ...

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The solution discusses the juvenile justice philosophy.

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