Goals of Juvenile Confinement

| June 22, 2015

In the Final Paper, you must address the issue of treatment versus punishment. This discussion is designed to help everyone with this debate that shapes juvenile justice in every state. There are many thoughts that cross the spectrum, so this is your opportunity to discuss, with your peers, the benefits and challenges of a variety of juvenile justice, in-residence programs.

There are four primary goals of confinement in the juvenile justice system: retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation. Select two contrasting residential treatment programs (e.g., group homes, boot camps, wilderness camps, or secure correctional facilities) discussed in the text and show how they meet one or more of the primary goals of confinement. What characteristics of the juveniles should a judge take into account when assigning a correctional facility or treatment program? What should our measure of success be for these programs?

Considering the goals of confinement and societies’ desire to return juveniles to the community as productive members of society, there are several studies that show the majority of youth are arrested or returned to confinement after their release. Does this mean our system is a failure? What does this say about our overall juvenile justice system? How can we change our reentry systems to make them more effective? What are some of the considerations we should make as we develop our city and state programs?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7 and continue to support your arguments with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources.
Special Populations – A Challenge to Juvenile Justice
Chapter 9 of the text addresses special populations of juveniles that pose significant problems to the juvenile justices system. Assume you were writing a proposal to a city or state administrator to address one of the special populations identified in our text (e.g., early starters, juvenile gangs, or juvenile sex offenders) and explain why juveniles in the this category must be treated outside the normal juvenile delinquency programs. What are the benefits to this program in addressing the special population? What is the measure of effectiveness for these programs? Why will this program be effective countering the problem addressed?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7 and continue to support your arguments with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources.

Considering the goals of juvenile justice system and our desire to return juveniles to the community as productive members of society, support an alternative approach to the one held by your classmates. Assume you were writing a proposal to a city or state administrator competing with the proposal of your classmate. Highlight the benefits of your alternative program to address this challenging special population. Keep in mind that, due to limited funds, only one program will be selected for implementation.

Corrections and Delinquency Intervention/Prevention Programs
Use the Ashford University Library to locate a journal article encompassing such topics as: corrections, jails, prisons, rehabilitation, or boot camps. You can use your research in your Final Paper, due in Week Five. Also, the Required and Recommended Resources, listed every week, are available to use as research for your Final Paper. Once you have found an article, provide the following information:

Correctly cite the article in APA format: name of journal, authors, title of article, location.

Summary of the article. Which type of crime intervention/prevention strategy is being addressed?

List key findings and recommendations.
Your initial post should be at least 300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7 and continue to support your arguments with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources.

After reviewing the journal summary by your classmates, what assumptions need to be made to incorporate the correction initiated delinquency intervention/prevention strategy? Does the corrections initiated delinquency intervention/prevention program mesh with other delinquency intervention/prevention programs, creating a synergistic effect for the criminal justice system? How does it affect social justice?

Get a 5 % discount on an order above $ 150
Use the following coupon code :
2020Discount
Contemporary Leadership
Philosophy of Science & Technology

Category: Uncategorized

Our Services:
Order a customized paper today!
Open chat
Hello, we are here to help with your assignments