Class Notes (808,754)
Canada (493,378)
Psychology (4,092)
PSY344H5 (117)
Dax Urbszat (102)
Lecture 8

Lecture 8 - Young Offenders

5 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto Mississauga
Dax Urbszat

PSY344Forensic PsychologyLecture 8June 16 2014YOUNG OFFENDERS HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF YOUTH JUSTICE Young Offenders Youth Criminal Justice ActAges 1217 is 10 of the population responsible for 30 of all property offenses and 15 of all violent offensesHistory of Young OffendersJuvenile Delinquents Act JDA in 1908oDelinquents would be tried from 716 years of age 18 years in some jurisdictions oDelinquency vs criminal offensesoSeparate courtthey wouldnt go through the same trial procedures as adults oParental involvement was allowed for delinquents Trade school fines probation foster careoThis isnt the case anymore when it comes to trade schools and fines Before parents would have a fine since children wouldnt have jobs Children then and now are still placed on probation and foster care especially if environments were bad No right to counsel or right to appealBroad judicial discretionopen ended sentencesoIt comes down to the judges individual discretion depending on their biases if they have children etcDelinquency included acts that were not illegal for adults eg truancyYOUNG OFFENDERSYouth Offenders ActYouth afforded all rights in Charter CCRFAge of criminal responsibility 1218 yearsoIt used to be 7 years old according the JDAoNow Under 12 years child and family services are involvedFor homicides children 1418 years of age could be transferred to adult courtoThey could still be charged with adult charged and placed in adult facilities but in a more isolated areas Stress that youth are cognitively less developedoThey are not as responsible for their actions and behaviours They are held accountable for their actions but not to the extent of adults The community also has the right to be safe from offendersDiversion instead of prosecution sentenced to an educational or community services program plead guiltyoIe anger management therapy substance abuse in rehab etcoCommunity sheltersie may be forced to work in food services We know that getting people involved in the community gives a sense of worth to an individual Community service programs therefore aim to try to provide this in many ways oKeeping them out of any incarcerationAbsolute discharge guilty verdictoThe youth opently pleas guiltyFine
More Less

Related notes for PSY344H5

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.