Juvenile Court In The 19th Century

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It has been just over the past 100 years that justice finally developed a system to separate juveniles from adults when laws were broken. In the 18th Century, America treated the children pretty much the same as the adult criminals. The laws were harsh and severe and the children who committed those serious crimes were subjected to prison, whipped, or even given the death penalty. It was not until the 19th Century that new ways were created for a separate system of justice for juveniles. The very first juvenile court was established in Chicago, Illinois, in 1899, but even today there is still dispute over legal procedures and dealings, and citizens in general are still voicing different opinions on how the juveniles should be dealt with

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