The juvenile justice system changes as much and as often as the adult criminal justice system does. In relation to the juvenile justice system, the correctional system is much like a pendulum, swinging between harsher punishments for offenders and intensified rehabilitation and treatment. These fluctuations in the juvenile justice system often reflect the issues, challenges, and trends that are prevalent at any given time. The juvenile crimes that increase across society influence the approaches taken to treat young offenders.
Submit 150 – 500 word response: Due by Thursday 10/08/15 a brief description of two issues, challenges, or trends related to the juvenile justice system. Explain how they may impact the juvenile justice in the future. Be specific. Finally, post your thoughts on at least one change you would make to the juvenile justice system as a professional within the system (police officer, judge, lawyer, probation officer, etc). Be specific and use examples to support your position.
Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your explanation, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards.