CJA 374 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Juvenile and Adult Courts A Comparative Analysis

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Write a 1,000- to 1,500-word paper comparing and contrasting Juvenile Court with Adult Court. Include the following in your paper: An overview of the juvenile justice system A point by point comparison between juvenile and adult courts The implications for the youthful offender of the trend toward increasing the use of waivers or remanding juveniles to adult court for processing The societal implications of abolishing juvenile court

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Juvenile and Adult Courts: A Comparative AnalysisNameClassDateProfessorJuvenile and Adult Courts: A Comparative Analysis The juvenile justice system developed during the reform of the Progressive Era where society began to recognize the need for a separate justice system for juvenile offenders. Instead of treating juveniles like adults and processing the juvenile through the criminal justice system juveniles were subject to a juvenile justice process that is geared towards rehabilitating juvenile delinquents instead of locking them up like adult offenders. While both the adult and the juvenile offender are afforded certain due processes rights the juvenile and adult court processes are distinctly different. Overview of the Juvenile Justice System The juvenile justice system developed out of the reform of the correctional system during the 1800's. In the past all offenders, women, men, and children were subject to the same criminal justice process and where thrown into prisons to await the punishment they would receive for their crime. Children were placed in adult prison and treated like criminals. The juvenile justice system developed out of a need for change and societies recognition of the developmental differences between a juvenile and adult offender. Juvenile reformatories were established to house serious offenders where created and rehabilitated processes were offered to the juvenile to enable them to become better members of socie

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