Violent Juvenile Offenders

  • Donna Hamparian


During the past fifteen years, violent juvenile offenders have been central to debates on the future of a separate juvenile justice system. The juvenile justice system, created at the turn of the century, was given broad discretion to deal with children with problems. It was based on the belief that juveniles are less culpable for their criminal activities than adults and that they are more amenable to treatment than hardened criminals. Thus the juvenile court was less concerned with proving guilt than it was with providing treatment to address the needs of the juvenile. In the process of identifying needs and treatment, the seriousness of the offense was not determinate.


Violent Crime Juvenile Offender Juvenile Justice System Criminal Court Juvenile Court 
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