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CJA374 / CJA 374 / Week 5 DQs

CJA374 / CJA 374 / Week 5 DQs


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Week 5 DQs

Which components of the juvenile justice system might be effectively privatized? Explain your answer. I don’t get the point of Court Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. in taking the funds of the owners of juvenile detention centers. He is a law professional and he is supposed to be one of the persons to know that these funds can still be used for center expansion and program improvements. I cannot see any components in the juvenile justice system that has to be privatized. If private centers are favored, rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents will not be their purpose but to make a profit out of a venture. Ciavarella favored the costly private detention centers over state centers. I guess he’s getting some kickback from it and that is something which is hard to imagine. A state judge who is supposed to promote justice and equity accepts bribe. What values will he teach the minors who are aware of what he is doing? I don’t think he is the kind of judge who will be a positive factor in our country’s youth advancement. He is breaking everyone’s trust in the justice system. How can people let the justice system handle juvenile delinquency cases when the judge himself is

what would you consider the biggest weakness in your state’s juvenile justice system? Describe the weakness. authorities are faced with funding problems. This was the last known improvement in juvenile system and until now. But this is not always the case. Psychological researches are therefore highly necessary to deal with the root cause of juvenile delinquency. . Psychological research on why these delinquents had been committing crimes was not given attention by the government. As a result. an incarceration in the form of a boot camp can be effective. The government can also draft orders that can serve as basis for the source of funds of these state agencies in order for them to improve their services and programs. The provisions of JJDPA gave the federal government the authority to establish and review standards for juvenile incarceration facilities. It is still best to pinpoint the problems that cause them to commit these crimes and deal with them to prevent the ballooning number of delinquents. there had been no other laws to update this.not working for the purpose of a juvenile court proceeding but rather for his own benefit? Name an issue in juvenile justice that you feel might be best addressed with new research. and explain how you might correct the problem. The last known advancement on juvenile justice was in year 1974 when Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) was passed. The facilities were outdated even the programs. In my opinion. From everything you have learned in this course. This has an effect on rehabilitation programs implementation. The government has to restructure the punishment available to juvenile delinquents so as to align them with the current generation. There had been no budget allotments and standards revision. The track record of the US federal government regarding juvenile cases had been unpredictable and conflicting. Describe the issue and what kind of data is needed to develop a sound program approach. When less harsh means like this doesn’t work. It is harder to do the cure than having the preventive measures. It is not enough to rehabilitate and punish juvenile delinquents.

The Court stands with its argument that death penalty is constitutional in whatever angle you look at it. And now I see him helping those who are in the same situation he was in before. if all the possible means have been exhausted to no avail.then there might be a need to go for a harder one. 492 U. It is far from being referred to as a punishment. The highest court therefore ruled that juveniles cannot be sentenced to death even they are nearing the adult age. 361 (1989) the US Supreme Court weighed whether the decided cases of minors facing a death sentence has shown violations in the Eighth Amendment’s provision against cruel and extraordinary verdict. 543 U. Also. He was imprisoned for two years and was enrolled in a boot camp program. discipline. In the case of Roper v. Justice and equity has no concrete concept. the penalty cannot be considered against decency standards. I view it as a corrective means to let these juveniles realize that they are walking the wrong path. there is no strict requirement for the length of time to spend in a boot camp. It can let these minors learn self-confidence. I remember my cousin Mike who committed a violation for the third time. 20005). 551 (2005). The Court had the view that this punishment is indeed a violation on decency standards (Roper. and respect. His driver’s license was suspended but he still continued with his drinking habits. the US Supreme Court weighed whether death sentence is a cruel and extraordinary punishment for juvenile delinquents. That experience made him a stronger person. This reflects how the opinion of the magistrate can affect the construction and interpretation of written laws. For me. Being so. The petitioners in the case contended that this penalty is against decency standards of a progressing nation (Stanford. These conflicting case rulings shows how the justice system could change through time. I view boot camp positively. If boot camp will not work either. It will be dependent on the progress and response of the listed juvenile. The authorities in California juvenile justice system think that boot camp is a harsh method and will only make the situation worse. then a longer and stricter incarceration shall be put into place. Simmons. 1989). The boot camp program is not always a guaranteed success. They mentioned that one possible problem here is that a minor could deal with the process negatively and display rebellious behavior which could negatively affect those who are in the same program.S. The highest court narrated that the constitution is not violated by sentencing 16 and 17 year old minors with death penalty (Stanford.S. It will depend upon the person placed under the program. Kentucky. then boot camp will have to come in the way as a shock therapy. Which two federal cases do you think had the largest effect on the juvenile justice system? In the case of Stanford v. What is just and equitable in the past could not be just and . 1989). on how he will absorb the things behind it. The laws regarding incarceration back then were modified.

edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0492_0361_ZO. Rulings can change even if the cases show a certain level of similarity.cornell.law.equitable in today’s age. Retrieved July 30. References Roper v. Cornell University Law School. 551 (2005). Simmons.ZO.S. 2011.law. 2011 from http://www. 361 (1989). Cornell University Law School. Kentucky. Retrieved July 30.html . 543 U.html Stanford v.S.cornell. 492 U. from http://www.edu/supct/html/03633.

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