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Dr. Khondaker Juvenile Justice System Journal Entry #1 1. Having a separate justice system for juveniles can be traced back all the way to common law in England. They stated that children under seven should not face legal punishments. However, in the United States, during the time of industrialization, urban areas started facing juvenile offenders. They needed a court system for these offenses. I definitely think we need to have a separate system for juveniles. Sometimes these kids do it on accident or they are too young to understand what they are doing and what the consequences are. The punishment they receive after getting into trouble scares some of the offenders into being good. For the others that continue their delinquency, most of the time they cannot be helped and therefore, will continue committing crimes until they are considered an adult. At that time, they will be tried in an adult court and receive harsher punishments in order to try to straighten them out. 2. The first difference between the juvenile justice system and the adult justice system would be that juveniles can be arrested for things that adults would not be arrested for. The second difference would be that the determining factor in the juvenile justice system is age whereas it
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course CRJ 221 taught by Professor Khondaker during the Spring '08 term at Kutztown.

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