A Separate Juvenile Justice System

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1. Introduction
The youth in society today are fairly at a disadvantage when it comes to being in a society where they are prejudged by their immaturity level and tend to make mistakes when mixed in with the wrong crowd of individuals. The youth form an essential part of any society. The youth are to be molded to become better adults as they are growing up in society, to become law abiding citizens. They are to be protected, guided and shielded from the evils of the world. There is no doubt that they create one of the most vulnerable and defenseless persons of our society.
A separate juvenile justice system was established in the United States about 100 years ago with the goal of diverting youthful offenders from the destructive
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The text states that Hirchi’s general theory, in this theory where crime is crime opportunity, which is a function of the structural or situational circumstances encountered by the individual (Bartollas & Miller, 2014, p 62).
Programs are developed to address particular problems or needs. In juvenile justice programming, these problems or needs are related to the prevention, reduction, and elimination of delinquent behavior. Juvenile justice programs are developed to reduce delinquency or to affect attitudes and behaviors that are related to delinquency. For example, a program’s purpose might be to reduce risk factors believed to be associated with delinquency, such as poor school performance or lack of conflict resolution skills. There are many ways in which problems related to juveniles and delinquency may come to the attention of the community
Recommendations are made for a more purposeful juvenile justice system.
1. Collective responsibility
There is a duty on everyone to ensure the proper development, the promotion and protection and welfare of the child. This function should not and must not be left to a group of people or section of the society, but it is the collective responsibility of all.
1. Parental involvement in Juvenile system
Parenting process includes protecting, nourishing and guiding the child. It involves a series of interaction between the parent and the child through the life span.[55] In particular, the law should
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