SOC 1500 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: False Advertising, Homicide, Baby Boom

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Chapter 7 from juvenile delinquency to youth crime. The juvenile deliquents act of 1908: first piece of legistlation attaining to juveniles was passed in that year. Jda prior 50 years ago was seen as soft until: baby boom generation reached adolescent thus higher crime, thus making the jda harder on young offenders. Issues as it did not have enough protection for the young offenders: denied full range of due process considersations that were avliable to adults, use of indeterminate sentences, thus come under fire and replaced with the young offenders. The youth criminal justice act: government needed a way to be strict about youth crime but also not too strict, ycja aimed to make young offenders more accountable and make explicit their legal rigths and responsibilities. Jduges fit crime with punishment and take into consideration culpability giving them discretionary power: doob and sprott tough new measures on youth are illusionary more than real, ex.

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