(CJ303) Juvenile Justice II Discussion post----Do you believe that juveniles, who commit violent cri

(CJ303) Juvenile Justice II Discussion post----Do you believe that juveniles, who commit violent cri

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(CJ303) Juvenile Justice II Discussion post due 28 April 2013 Do you believe that juveniles, who commit violent crimes and are sentenced to life, should automatically get the chance for parole because they are juveniles? Why or Why not? Are juveniles more susceptible to rehabilitation? Why or Why not? It is very difficult to make a blanketed assumption of how all people are going to act and react to certain facets of life; for instance, a young teenager that has run over a dog with his/her car might run away out of fear, while an adult in the same situation might run away to avoid getting in trouble. Every person is an individual and as a result of such there should be laws and criminal justice proceedings that have the capacity of becoming a little more malleable in respect to rehabilitation and punishment. It is a matter of opinion that juveniles should be judged on a case by case basis and if the
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Unformatted text preview: juvenile in question has a history of violent crimes and an equally as long history of rehabilitative attempts then no, I don’t think that this juvenile should get a chance for parole. In the event that a juvenile is a first or maybe even second time offender, the situation warrants some degree of violence and the juvenile doesn’t have a lengthy criminal history then yes I think this situation would be appropriate for parole. Juveniles are naturally more likely than the rest of the law abiding adult population to want to break some rules to figure out where the limits and boundaries are; unfortunately, sometimes during this phase someone or something gets hurt and this should also be considered strongly in the decision making portion of the justice system....
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  • Spring '12
  • criminal law, violent crimes, criminal justice proceedings

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