Youth.gov (n.d.) reported that a recent study indicates that nearlytwo million juveniles are processed through juvenile courts across theUnited States each year. Depending on the nature of the crime, juvenilesmay face detention if they are adjudicated delinquent. Given that theaim of the juvenile justice system is to rehabilitate, and many courtsare reluctant to detain criminal offenders, judges often consideralternatives to detention. Such alternatives save taxpayer dollars whileensuring offender accountability and imposing sanctions for criminalbehavior.
If you work in the field of juvenile justice, an awareness of thedifferences between the juvenile and adult systems and the use ofcorrect terminology are critically important. In this assignment, youwill examine the differences between the juvenile and adult system andalternatives to detention for juveniles.
Write a 2–3 page paper in which you:
Support your writing with at least three credible, relevant, and appropriate sources.
Cite each source on your source list at least once within your assignment.Format your citations in accordance with Strayer Writing Standards.Explain, using original paraphrasing, three differences betweenthe juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice system.Describe three alternatives to detention that juvenile courts currently use, with examples of such alternatives in practice.Discuss clearly and succinctly the individual benefits of imposingsanctions or punishments that do not involve removing a juvenileoffender from their family or community.
Youth.gov. No date. Youth Involved With theJuvenile Justice System.https://youth.gov/youth-topics/juvenile-justice/youth-involved-juvenile-justice-system