Juvenile Justice System Analysis

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There are many protections afforded to juveniles and adults within the juvenile justice system and adult criminal justice system in the State of Oregon. This paper will look at how the systems are similar and different in regards to the protections of juveniles and adults caught up in the systems. The juvenile justice system in Oregon is one that focuses on treatment and early intervention to prevent future criminal activity by juvenile offenders (Oregon.gov, n.d.). Education, rehabilitation, and diversion programs are typically used when juveniles are brought into the system. The system is designed to be informal and flexible, although it can sometimes be as formal as adult proceedings and punishment for offenders can be harsh. The welfare of the youth and the community are protected through the court’s power to interpret and apply the law with the best interest of both in mind. The adult criminal justice system in Oregon is one that focuses on punishment, as well as rehabilitation, of adult offenders. It is a formal process in which the accused are protected by the Bill of Rights as set out in the Oregon and United States’ Constitutions. The accused are afforded the right to due process, right to a fair and speedy trial, right to a jury trial, right to face their…show more content…
Other similarities between the two systems are the method of punishment, which can be probation or detention in a secure facility, and that hearings are open to the public (Mbabar.org,

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