A Separate Juvenile Justice System

1003 Words Dec 11th, 2015 5 Pages
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 punishments of criminal courts and encouraging rehabilitation based on the individual juvenile 's needs (Mcord. J (2001), p 154).
In the Juvenile justice system the vast majority of adults are clueless to the social media bullying that are happening with these social networks created by the youth, and so they have no way of intervening or to even understand what is taking place in that child’s life (Bartollas & Miller (2014), p 35). Integrated theory is explained by different researchers, self-control can be a factor in the juvenile’s behavioral issues where they commit crimes, and choose to make the wrong decisions all the time. They have no self-control and therefore they are vulnerable when it comes to temptation and easily influenced by other…
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