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juveniles vs adults in CJS

juveniles vs adults in CJS - courts are typically not...

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Brandon Hopen feat. Mike 10/11/11 2) A criminal is someone above the age of 18 that has committed a crime, while a delinquent is a juvenile that committed a crime. Criminals are processed in a criminal court and are subject to more sever sanctions such as the death penalty. Delinquents aren’t rational and can’t escape criminogenic environments thus the justice system gives more leeway to juveniles who commit crimes then adults preventing prosecution such as the death penalty. Fifth and fourth amendment rights only apply to criminal courts. This prevents delinquents from the right to due process, counsel, an impartial jury, and Miranda rights. As results of the lack of safeguards and leeway of punishment, juvenile
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Unformatted text preview: courts are typically not proportional to the crime and have no check against unfair decisions. To conclude, both criminals and delinquents should be put in jail for a short sentence and place them in rehabilitation afterwards. In fact, the National Center for Policy Analysis furthers: “the probability of incarceration prevents [or certainty] about twice as much violent crime as the average term of incarceration [or severity]”. This empirically proves jail is the best deterrent for crime but over-imprisonment and harsher sentences such as 20 years leads to more recidivism. Afterwards, rehabilitation encourages future prevention of the crime....
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