Juvenile Crime Paper
September 28, 2012
William Gary Patton M.S., M.A.
In my final paper I will tell you all about the juvenile court system. What it is all about and how it is different from the adult court system. Will explain what delinquency is and what status offenses are. I will also talk about the variables that correlate with juvenile crime rates. I hope to be able to explain this all in a way that everyone will be able to understand what is going on with our juveniles.
The criminal justice system for juveniles in set up almost like the criminal justice system for adults. The one thing with the juvenile system they are in more hopes to salvage the youth that has gone wrong in their lives. Something like if a juvenile went into a store and thought it was a cool thing to steel something just to fit in better with their peers, but they got caught. This would be something that they would think they could salvage the juvenile from going wrong the rest of their lives. (Schmallenger, 2011)
In juvenile court you have a detention hearing not a bail hearing. With and adult you have a trial, with a juvenile you have a fact finding hearing. Adults have complaints or indictments against them, a juvenile have a petition. Adults are called defendants and juveniles are called respondents. With a juvenile you have adjudication and with an adult you get a verdict. Adults are guilty or innocent and with juveniles they are delinquent or involved. There are a lot of differences in adult court verse juvenile court. (http://www.lawcollective.org)
Just because you are a juvenile or minor does not always mean you will be tried in juvenile court. Depending on the crime that is what will determine where you will be tried. If you have done something several times and you get caught again doing the same thing they might just think you are acting like an adult and will be treated like an adult. If you murder someone and it is premeditated then you...
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