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An overview of the juvenile justice system

Complete the following:
-An overview of the juvenile justice system.
-A point-by-point comparison between juvenile and adult courts.
-The adjudication process by which a juvenile is transferred to the adult court system.
-The implications of the following for youthful offenders:

-The trend of increasing the use of waivers.
-The trend of remanding juveniles to adult court for processing.

-The societal implications of abolishing juvenile court.

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-An overview of the juvenile justice system.
The Juvenile Justice System has varying features depending on the jurisdiction. In some jurisdictions, the juvenile justice system includes a court that adjudicates juvenile delinquents exclusively. Courts may order juvenile detention, offer juveniles opportunities for reform, offer juveniles entrance into mental health or recovery programs, or place juveniles in a community-based form of supervision. These options were advocated for by members of the Criminal Justice System, for example, police and judges, who realized that the Criminal Justice System impacted youth negatively without being of much benefit to society. The true purpose of the Juvenile Justice System is to attempt to keep children from entering the Criminal Justice System and to offer them an opportunity to reform. The Juvenile Justice System also attempts to preemptively curtail the economic and social burden of incarceration that would be placed on society if the delinquents become criminals.
See, PBS, Juvenile Justice http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/juvenile/

-A point-by-point comparison between juvenile and adult courts.
--Though juveniles may be adjudicated in adult courts, adults may not be adjudicated in juvenile courts.
--Crimes committed by juveniles are described as delinquent acts. See, http://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/juvenile-vs-adult-criminal-system.html
--Juveniles do not have the right to a public trial by jury. Judges hear evidence and adjudicate.
--Often, but not always, juvenile courts will offer juveniles an attempt to reform. In those adult courts where judges and prosecutors attempt to problem-solve, adults will receive the same option. In other ...

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