Criminal justice professionals and the media have noted the rise of juvenile crime rates nationwide and a growing surge in youth violence. This in turn has highlighted the debate over juvenile transfers to adult courts. Proponents of treating violent juvenile offenders as adults argue that juvenile offenders should be held accountable and receive punishment that is appropriate to the seriousness of their offences and that society must be protected by their removal from law abiding communities. They urge that young offenders must be held accountable for both lesser and more serious crimes, especially when the former offences, if unpunished, may lead offenders to commit the latter. Opponents of treating violent juveniles offenders as adults argue that harsh punishment of juvenile offenders is counterproductive, creating recidivism. Their contention is that youths who are committing crimes should still be tried in juvenile courts rather than adult courts, for a greater effect. This informative book presents all the current issues, problems, ideas, as well as some background on the controversies surrounding juvenile crime.Chapter 6 Juvenile Justice: Funding Trends For Selected Programs Suzanne Cavanagh and David Teasley Introduction The 1 05th Congress provided FY 1999 funding for the Department of Justicea#39;s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and for various juvenile ... funding for the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant ($250 million) and a teenage drug prevention programanbsp;...
|Author||:||Lawrence V. Moore|
|Publisher||:||Nova Publishers - 2003-01-01|