soc 3424- Chapter 13

soc 3424- Chapter 13 - Chapter 13- The Contemporary...

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Chapter 13- The Contemporary Juvenile System -judgments and societal reactions should be based on the best interests of the child -Policies based on treatment and rehab rather than societal punishment - Children’s Bureau -National Center for Juvenile Justice -Police -Courts -Correctional institutions An overview of the modern Juvenile Justice System -complaint= lack of communication between members of different units -Major factor is age accused -youth under 18 are under the Original jurisdiction (70% of states) -Colorado, New Jersey, Hawaii= do not specify upper age limit 15-Connecticut to 24-Montana Figure 13.1- indicates entry level for the juvenile justice system can be through the police or another source. -84 percent of the referrals to juvenile court come from the police -Cases involving arrests usually are referred to the juvenile court system -Step 1- INTAKE -information gathering by an officer of the court -formal referrals to the court from police by the intake officer are petitions
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