University Of Phoenix
Introduction to Juvenile Justice
March 5, 2011
Justice system position paper
The purpose of this paper is to state my belief that juveniles should and can be rehabilitated. The goals and efforts of rehabilitation are to keep the juvenile offenders out of the correctional facility.
Peers impact delinquency in several ways for instance; most teenagers follow their friends do to peer pressure. Some juveniles demonstrating behaviors that are inappropriate at times just to fit in. In some cases the peers that are under the influence of their friends tend to due things that they were taught not to do because they will feel as though they may lose the others as their friend. A lot of juvenile’s offenders don't have a positive older role model in their life they can turn to so they tend to turn to their peers for guidance and this is how juvenile delinquency begins. In many cases juvenile delinquents are raised by single parents. Some are subjected to an environment that is considered a high crime area in which promotes delinquent behavior. In some cases when juvenile’s become delinquent they feel as though because of their age there is no real consequence they would face because they are minors. Juveniles have often said “nothing will happen to me because I’m under aged”. Not all juveniles are a menace to society and should not be place in a juvenile detention. There are many cases when juvenile delinquents can benefit from rehabilitation and not be punishing by placing them in a detention facility.
In the early days 1800’s, young children the age of seven and older were placed in an adult correctional facility.... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2011, 05). Justice System Position Paper. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 05, 2011, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Justice-System-Position-Paper-687398.html
"Justice System Position Paper" StudyMode.com. 05 2011. 05 2011 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Justice-System-Position-Paper-687398.html>.
"Justice System Position Paper." StudyMode.com. 05, 2011. Accessed 05, 2011. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Justice-System-Position-Paper-687398.html.