Juvenile Justice Test 2

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1. Discuss the circumstances regarding juveniles that might make the punishment imposed by a judge, more severe? 2. Summarize the doctrine of parens patriae. Be sure to include its origins and whether or not it is still used in juvenile court today.

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Juvenile Justice Test TwoNameClassDateProfessorJuvenile Justice Test Two1. Discuss the circumstances regarding juveniles that might make the punishment imposed by a judge, more severe? When a juvenile offender does not comply with the requirements of the court or does not fulfill the ordered services and programs, or does not pay necessary fines or restitution the judge could decide to detain the juvenile or impose a harsher punishment. If a juvenile were to commit violent or serious criminal offenses the juvenile judge may decide to impose a harsher sentence or have the juvenile sent to the adult court system. 2. Summarize the doctrine of parens patriae. Be sure to include its origins and whether or not it is still used in juvenile court today. The doctrine of parens patriae originates from English common law and refers to the state authority to step in and remove a child from the custody of their parents in order to ensure the youths safety. The juvenile courts can intercede on the behalf of a juvenile and even eliminate parental rights in order to safeguard the general and economic welfare of the child.3. What is the main premise of labeling theory as it pertains to juvenile delinquency? The Labeling Theory, also referred to as the social reaction theory, refers to a juvenile offender being stereotyped or labeled as a criminal after the commit a delinquent act by society and in return the juvenile displays the expected bad behavior or accepts

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