Rhetorical Analysis Of Juvenile Justice Summary

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In Medina’s text, “Why the U.S. juvenile justice system needs serious reform,” she presents three main claims. The main claim is that the juvenile justice system is inhumane. The secondary claim is that the system is ineffective. Lastly, the third claim is that the system is expensive. In her first claim, in which she states that the system is inhumane. That stands for “Without compassion for misery and suffering; cruel.” She carries reasons why the juvenile justice system is cruel. The first example shows what occurs in the situations youth offenders end up in a detention facility. Maria Medina states “They spend more than 22 hours in solitary with nothing but a book or a Bible, and if lucky study materials.” Medina uses the rhetorical …show more content…

Every child deserves individual attention, and facilities that work with troubled children should have the necessary elements and tools to help them make a favorable change. According to webpage mtsservices “It has been proven to work and produce positive results with the toughest kids. It blends the best clinical treatments—cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior management training, family therapies and community psychology to reach this population.” It is based on evidence that the Multisystemic therapy helps children to stay out of trouble and build better relations with themselves and their families. Also, mtsservices states “Intervention effectiveness is evaluated continuously from multiple perspectives with MST team members being held accountable for overcoming barriers to successful outcomes.” This means that they really pay close attention to their patients by evaluating their continuous effort and developmental accountability. The juvenile justice system should take in consideration of adding the Multisystemic therapy system into their facilities to start making appropriate adjustments. Medina’s secondary claim is about the current juvenile justice system being ineffective. Medina believes that the current system is causing more negative repercussions than positive ones. For example, she references Holman and Ziedenberg, “Detained youth are more likely than non detained youth to end up going ‘deeper’ into the system.” This clearly

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