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The juvenile justice system has substantially grown and changes since the late 1890s when the first juvenile court was established in Illinois, United States of America. The court process was informal during those days. These juvenile courts provided a probation system as well as apply a separate service delivery which provides adolescents and children with guidance, education and supervision. In 1967, the Supreme Court of the U.S said that Constitution states that those in juvenile have got many of the similar rights guaranteed to the adults who are suspects of crimes. These includes the right to confront those witnesses who are against them and right to an attorney. The court has the youth the constitutional rights to have their trials which require proof beyond reasonable doubt. The court also gave them a right beyond double jeopardy (McCord, 2014).

Today. Some changes have taken place in the juvenile justice system. Developmental psychology has been emphasized on and enriched in the juvenile justice system today. This is in the way adolescent brain which is still development differs for adult brains. Juvenile courts nowadays consider whether a child or an adolescent is competent to stand the trial or if his/her confession was voluntary with consideration of developmental as well as scientific research about distinctive characteristics of adolescents and children. Juvenile courts are now putting more emphasis on education and training of these children which plays a very important role in their rehabilitation and change of behavior (Krisberg, 2012).

These changes are good because these children are acquiring very important skills. Education and training are providing them with skills which are very transformative. Most of them are getting out entirely different than they were when joining juvenile justice systems. We can, therefore, say that a lot of improvements have taken place since they kicked off.


Krisberg, B. (2012). Introduction to the juvenile justice system. New York: Pearson.

McCord, J. (2014). Changes in juvenile justice system. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.


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Great response.  It is well thought out and supported.  

You make a point that we have started guaranteeing some of the same rights to juveniles that we do to adults.  What rights carry down to juveniles and what rights donut?  There are still a few, pretty major ones actually, that don't apply to juveniles.


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