Juvenile Justice System And Adult Justice Systems

1589 Words Nov 16th, 2014 7 Pages
In this paper, I will be discussing both the juvenile and the adult justice systems. There are several differences between the two systems, which may surprise you. I will be discussing many aspects within the justice systems. These include Terminology, Due Process rights, the process of Arrest to Corrections, Juvenile crime compared to Adult crime, age limits and waivers for the adult system and the different community correctional options, which are available to the offenders. The two systems share many of the same terms but not all terms are shared by both systems. In summary, the juvenile justice system and the adult justice system, vary in many ways and are alike in many ways. Juvenile Justice and Adult Justice
When it comes to how each state handles the judicial system in their jurisdiction, it varies from state to state. All states construct their own juvenile judicial system and create their own laws. There are different beliefs in each state about what will distinguish differences in the juvenile and adult justice systems. In most jurisdictions, juveniles are considered delinquent and not guilty. ( "State Juvenile Justice Profiles" )
Arrests:
“In the area of making arrests, law enforcement officers will detain a juvenile in order to provide protection for them as well as for the community. This is called preventative detention. Not all states afford juveniles the right to a jury trial. Defendants have the right to apply for bond or bail. All defendants have a…
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