A Brief Look at United States Criminal Policy against Juvenile Delinquency

Aminallah Gholami


The American juvenile justice system has undergone many changes since its inception. U.S. juvenile courts initially followed the correctional model. With the increasing rate of recidivism and also the increase in the commission of violent crimes by children, especially in the 9s and 8s of the twentieth century, the juvenile justice system moved away from the model of correction and education. It tended to the "constructive justice model" after the model Correctional Education and the Punitive Justice Model. Since the beginning of the 21st century, the juvenile justice system in the United States has shifted to the restorative justice model.

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