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and incomplete. Taking a one-dimensional view, both punitive strategies focused on
incarceration and surveillance and treatment strategies focused on therapy and services target
only offenders for intervention. In doing so, they ignore what should be two primary “clients” or
“customers” of juvenile justice - victims and the community.4 Of particular concern has been the
neglect of the victims of juvenile crime. Sanctioning of offenders seems unrelated to the actual
harm inflicted, and correctional intervention has not been geared to ensuring that offenders take
action to “make amends” to victims and victimized communities. Victims and other citizens are
generally uninvolved in the juvenile justice process. Both punitive and treatment approaches
place the offender in a passive role as the object of services on the one hand, and punishment and
surveillance on the other. Casting offenders in such roles requires no positive, constructive
actions on their part. B. Expanding Choices: Toward a New Paradigm
Despite questioning and criticism, most justice professionals and policy makers remain
convinced that a separate and distinctive juvenile justice system -- even with its current flaws -is more effective in responding to...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Spring '10