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Juvenile Justice System and Reforms

Include an analysis of the historical trends in juvenile crimes and explore why the juvenile crime rate has increased/decreased year after year since 1980.
Describe the trend in juvenile delinquency and analyze the impact of the work being done by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Analyze the impact of various programs, laws, and movements that led to the modern juvenile justice system.

Explain and link the philosophy of parens patriae to the early juvenile court system.n addition, the report should also include an analysis of the impact of various programs, laws, and movements that led to the modern juvenile justice system. One of these laws is the parens patriae. Read the support material on the parens patriae doctrine wherein the state is referred to as the guardian of minors and incompetent people.

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http://criminaljusticelaw.us/issues/juvenile-justice-or-adult/recommendations-for-improvements-to-the-juvenile-justice-system/

http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05201

Include an analysis of the historical trends in juvenile crimes and explore why the juvenile crime rate has decreased year after year since 1980.

Historical trends associated with youth and crimes are placated upon offenses such as stealing, vandalizing, and other crimes. Most juvenile crimes occur during curfew hours between the hours of 12 a.m. and 10 p.m. and juveniles are more probable to commit crimes during these hours. Historically, juvenile crime has been tied to impulse and delinquency has proven to transcend all socioeconomic lines as affluent youth commit the same type of delinquent acts that impoverished youth commit. Therefore, the trends for juvenile crime are primarily predicated upon statutory crimes.

A steep rise in juvenile crime occurred between the late 1980s and mid-1990s, and this increase in crime hit a peak in 1994 gradually declining every year afterwards with the lowest ...

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This solution of 661 words explores the historical trends in the juvenile crime rate and also analyzes the impact of the work being done by programs to remediate the juvenile justice system. References used are included.

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