Juvenile Crime Statistics Paper

Week One Discussion Questions cja374

1.      What is the purpose of having a separate legal system for juveniles? Do you agree that a separate system is necessary? Explain why or why not.

2.      What is the purpose of the confidentiality of juvenile proceedings? Should the public have a right to know who juvenile criminals are?

3.      Should juveniles who commit particular crimes, such as rape or robbery be treated as adults?



Juvenile Crime Statistics Paper

Navigate to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website (https://www.ncjrs.gov/)

Go to the Site Search box

Enter the following: Juvenile Arrests 2008.

Read the “Juvenile Arrests 2008” bulletin by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


Resource: National Criminal Justice Reference Service article “Juvenile Arrests 2008,”


Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper summarizing the key points of the “Juvenile Arrests 2008” article. Address the following in your paper:


The overall decrease in juvenile arrests.

The increase in drug offenses and simple assaults.

Implications for juvenile females and members of ethnic and racial minorities.

The increase in arrests of juvenile females and the decrease in arrests of male juvenile offenders for violent crimes.

An assessment of tracking juvenile arrests as a method of measuring the amount of and trends in juvenile crime.


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