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    This question is posed: "Do you think it is necessary for a person in the field of juvenile justice to learn psychology and neuroscience?" Define and explain concepts.

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    Excellent question!

    1. Do you think it is necessary for a person in the field of juvenile justices to learn psychology and neuroscience?

    Psychology and neuroscience are important to LEARN if a person is going to work in the field of criminal justice, including juvenile justice.

    Psychology is the study of human behavior, which includes criminal behavior and the psychological, social, biological and emotional factors that play into criminal behavior. The knowledge about human behavior is necessary to predict patterns of crime and criminal behavior trends; it is important when interviewing or interrogating a suspect e.g., communication techniques, persuasion, influence strategies, etc.) to lead to a confession while treating the juvenile with respect; it is important to knowing and understanding how people change in order to develop effective programs; it is impotent in developing prevention programs based on predicted and or researched human behavior factors linked to crime, and treatment and (cognitive) behavioral modification programs (psychological theory of behavior change) that teach juveniles (learning theories in psychology are important here as well how knowing how juveniles learn best? What factors impact learning positively and or negatively. These motivation and learning variables are part of psychology, so the people in the field of juvenile justice who development programs often review both the literature on individual, familial, social, and community factors that contribute to juvenile crime and that on prevention and treatment programs already existing.


    The task this panel undertook was a large one? analyzing data on trends in juvenile crime and juvenile justice system ...

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    This solution evaluates if it is necessary for a person in the field of juvenile justice to learn psychology and neuroscience. The concepts are defined and examples are provided.