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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 1500
Professor
Scott Brandon
Semester
Fall

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Youth Legislation • Before 1900 young people were treated like adults  • JDA (1908) o First attempt at trying to have something that was specific to youth  • Age, philosophy, kinds of sentences  • Problem: age varied provincially (males, females, ­16, ­18) • Philosophy: social welfare philosophy  • “Wise and stern parent” • “Best interest of a young person” • Consequences were very social welfare minded o Reform schools/Training schools  • Natives, recent immigrants, people from poor neighborhoods  o Weren’t charged with C.C offences o Charged as “delinquents” o No fixed sentences  o Could be there up until 21 years old  o Wealthy kids got let off, go back to their wonderful homes • Discriminatory towards the poor native, recent immigrants o Unintentional  • 1984: The Young Offenders Act • 1983: The Charter o S.12 cruel and unusual punishment  o  S.15 equality  o S. 10 right to know why you're being detained and a right not to b  arbitrarily detained   o S.11 b th th • Age: 12  birthday – 18  birthday ­> when you commit the crime, time of the  incident/offence EXAM.  • Protect society/public  • Due process with respect to the offender  • Court process  • No longer charged as delinquents, charged with a specific criminal co
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