Juvenile corrections are broken down into two components: institutional and community based. Putting juveniles in a locked facility is a last resort; however, it is still used in many cases.In our society, the focus of juvenile corrections is rehabilitation. As a result, juvenile offenders are given extensive opportunity to work with probation officers, mental health professionals, and educational settings that allow them to live at home. In some cases, residential placements, drug treatment centers, boot camps, or group homes may be considered. Juvenile detention is usually the last resort.
Models of Juvenile Corrections
There are many models of juvenile corrections. They range from the highly disciplined environment of boot camps to family-based treatment models that look at the family as a whole. The statistics on the efficacy of these programs are inconclusive. Until we have a better handle on why children offend, it will be difficult to address the behavior
to prevent re-offending long term.
Juvenile Sex Offenders
Another area of great concern is juvenile sex offenders. Some studies have found that those juveniles who engage in sexual assault are likely to have been victims themselves. If left untreated, the behavior will continue. As with adults, the issue for courts continues to be the likelihood of re-offending. The assessment of this issue is complicated and inconclusive. When courts request psychological risk assessments, the same concerns apply as in adults. Can we really predict future behavior? Treatment models to address juvenile sex offenders are being created; however, the long-term success rate is still unclear. As we progress in finding common successful components from treatment models, a more effective comprehensive approach may soon be developed.
For this module, read the following in Bartol & Bartol:
Chapter 13 (5th ed.)
Active Learning Discussion Guidelines
In the Active Learning threaded discussion area, respond to the stated questions, including any relevance to and implications on the field of criminal justice. Be sure to discuss the issue(s) to which the question pertains. Remarks can include your opinion(s), but must be based on experience, research, and/or prior learning. Use this exercise to foster a rich dialogue with your colleagues about issues that are important to the field of criminal justice.
During the span of the discussion, you must post to the board on four unique days.
Your initial posting must be no less than 200 words and is due no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. The day you post will count as one of your required four unique postings.
You will also be required to post responses to at least three of your colleagues’ initial postings. Responses must be no less than 100 words, be posted on at least three unique days, and are due no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.
Active Learning Discussion 8
The Active Learning Discussion Question for this module is posted on the Active Learning 8Discussion Board.
- Post an initial response and then post responses to your classmates.
- Be sure to review both the Active Learning Discussion Guidelines in the Start Here menu before posting.
Written Assignment 8
Your written Assignment is:
Discuss the psychological issues of juveniles in court ordered rehabilitation facilities. How does the Saint Leo Core value of Responsible Stewardship apply to this topic?
This is a research-based APA review of literature assignment and cannot include any personal opinion, experience, or hypothetical scenarios. Consider using the readings for this module as a starting point and then use the research literature to gain a more in-depth view of what each group deals with in the course of their professional work. This must be in APA format and include a cover page, abstract, discussion, conclusion, and references. Your paper should go beyond the obvious, be written at a graduate level, and must be at least 1,200 words in length. You must use at least two outside scholarly and/or professional sources other than your textbook. Remember, all resources including, but not limited to, journals, magazine, and/or books must be properly cited using APA style