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There are five different periods in the development of the justice system. They are the Puritan Period, Refuge period, and Juvenile court period, Juvenile rights period, Crime control period. The puritan period (1646-1824) which was the earliest attempt by a colony to deal with problem children with the creation of the Massachusetts Stubborn Child Law. This law imposed the view that the child was evil and they stressed the need of the family to discipline and raise youths. The law dealt those who didn’t obey their parents with. The Refuge period (1824-1899) was when reformers focused their efforts primarily on the urban immigrant poor, seeking to have parents declared “unfit” if their children roamed the streets and were apparently “out of control.” The state would create institutions where these children could learn good work and study habits, live in a disciplined and healthy environment, and develop “character” Despite the reforms, children could still be arrested, detained, tried, and imprisoned, even states that had
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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