(21) Juvenile Court and Corrections

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Agnew (21) Juvenile Court and Juvenile Court Major Goals  1. shift in focus from rehabilitation to increased emphasis on direct control through accountability and punishment l 2. reasons for shift in focus l a. doubts about effectiveness of rehabilitation l b. conservative shift in political ideology (1) conservative politicians aggressively attacked rehabilitation and prevention programs (2) aided by extensive and often biased coverage of crime in news media and entertainment industry Number and Types of Extent of Cases  1. extent of delinquency cases l a. 2.2 million arrests (2003) l 1.6 million cases (2002) many juveniles handled more than once in given year and each counted as separate visit l b. 11% decrease since 1997 Types of Crimes  2. types of crimes (finish) l a. about 42% for property crimes l b. 23% for public order offenses l c. 23% percent for violent crimes l d. 11% for drug offenses Characteristics  3. characteristics of juveniles in delinquency cases l a. 76% male l b. 16- and 17-year-olds had rates 20 times higher than 10-year-old juveniles l c. African Americans 2.2 times higher than whites Status Offenses  sample of status offense cases formally processed between 1990 and 1999 l a. examined four major status offenses (1) running away (2) truancy (3) incorrigibility (4) underage liquor law Stages in Juvenile 1. Referral  a. most referrals are made by police l (1) 84% in 1999 l (2) officer provides court staff with complaint l b. parents, victims, school officials, probation officers, and others make remaining referrals 2. Intake  a. intake officer usually interviews juvenile and parents l b. main purpose to gather information about case and decide what to do with juvenile l c. number of factors considered in making decisions about a case l (1) strength of evidence l (2) seriousness of offense l (3) prior record l (4) concern of parents and actions they plan to take l (5) age and attitude of juvenile d. decisions on how to handle cases referred to juvenile courts in 1999 l (1) 43% delinquency cases dismissed or handled informally...
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