Historical Events That Framed Juvenile Justice System

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Based on your reading and research, write a 2-3 page paper (use APA style formatting) on three major historical events that were major contributors in framing our current juvenile justice system. Support your reasoning

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Historical Events that Framed Juvenile Justice SystemNameClassDateProfessor Historical Events that Framed Juvenile Justice System The juvenile justice system developed out of the Progressive Eras push for reform in every aspect of society but especially in how criminal offenders were housed and treated by the criminal justice system. Before the Progressive Era male, female, and juvenile offenders were housed in the same prisons and subject to inhumane conditions. Through the influence of the reformers the light of the prison inmate began to change and a new prison system emerged that separated men and women prisoners and most importantly established the juvenile justice system. The fact that juvenile crime was becoming a real problem in American society during the latter part of the 19th Century was another important factor in the decisions of reformers and the criminal justice system to develop a juvenile justice system that would respond to the needs of the juvenile instead of treating them like criminal offenders (Cox, 2007). During this era members in society began to recognize the developmental difference between the juvenile delinquent and the adult criminal offender. The new focus was on rehabilitating the juvenile and repairing the family in order to assist them in becoming more productive members of society. The juvenile justice system was developed based on a rehabilitative model that would focus on the mitigating

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