Juvenile Court History

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When it comes to juvenile courts, those that are the ones responsible for dealing with underage minors who commit criminal acts. However, there are many more offenses this type of court deals with. Today I will talk about the historical beginnings of the juvenile justice system and how the U.S Supreme Court decisions have been influential in the juvenile courts. “The first juvenile courts were created at the tail end of the nineteenth century by reformers called child savers” (Siegel & Schmalleger & Worrall, 2015 P. 105). Today some courts follow the welfare orientation on; however, some take a more law enforcement oriented approach. Juvenile courts are a system that is very busy. There was a law that was introduced in the 1500s, known as the

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