Justice for Children Test 2.docx

This is with the idea that youth are driven to crime

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take place in order to cut down on the number of crimes committed by the youth. This is with the idea that youth are driven to crime for different reasons than adults. That is, the youth are greater influenced by push-pull factors present in their lives compared to their adult counterparts. Conflict in the youth’s lives push them away from their normal social bounds and the freedom of the streets draw them closer to moving away on their own. It is on the streets that these individuals realize they lack the skills and education to secure a proper job, resorting to crime in order to make a living. In other words, the youth are driven to crime as a means for survival. The YCJA was designed around this realization, guiding the authorities on how to act once taking such factors into account. Finally, although the YCJA acts to treat young offenders with a different sense of justice than adults, it still ensures these offenders learn the consequences of their behaviour. Reasonable accountability of youth is determined with respect to the fact that youth have a greater dependency on others and have an underdeveloped level of maturity. The YCJA strives to repair any harm done to society from an offence committed by the youth. That is that the YCJA aims to reverse the negative impacts an offence has on the victims and on the community. This is done to provide a sense of safety to the general public. In order to ensure that the youth learn from their consequences, the YCJA encourages these youths to be more involved with the community.
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[Type here] Often, this community involvement plays a crucial part of young offenders’ sentences. This is to establish a balance between reintegrating these individuals back into society, teaching them how to live in the expected social bounds, and cutting down on the chance of them committing another offence in the future. While maintaining this balance, the YCJA also ensures that there is an enhanced process in protecting youth’s rights and freedoms and ensuring that the youth are treated fairly. In conclusion, the YCJA is an act that was created in the best interests of Canada’s youth. The YCJA sees that youth are unique to their adult counterparts who are still developing themselves mentally and morally. With this understanding, the YCJA is better equipped in decreasing youth crime levels, doing so by rehabilitating young offenders back into society, taking into consideration the offenders’ upbringings, and assuring that these individuals realize the negative impacts their actions have on others and on society. The YCJA has been designed to help where previous laws have failed, which is to find a balance between the protection of Canadian youth and cutting down on overall crime, maintaining social order while doing so.
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