same as previous discussion due tonight
It is important to know the history of the Juvenile Justice System and the reasons why the juvenile are treated differently. Juvenile offenders in the United States have not always been treated differently than adult criminals. Reform groups began to question how children were being treated during the Industrial Revolution. Early child labor laws and programs designed to cure the ills of urbanization were precursors to the juvenile justice system. A new puritanical ideal developed that centered on the idea that the best way to “cure’ juvenile delinquency was to remove the juvenile from the corrupting influence of city and poverty. To achieve maximum points for content analysis, the following elements need to be thoroughly addressed:
- From your reading this week and through additional research in Google Scholar or Ohio Link, prepare to discuss the development of the juvenile justice system.
- Explain who were the child savers, and what role did they play in the development of the juvenile justice system?
- What are differing options given as to why the juvenile justice system was created in the United States.
- What was the Illinois Juvenile Court Act of 1899? Why was this act so important?
- What changes to juvenile justice system happened during the due process era?