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Our society's preoccupation with crime and worry of crime seems to have shifted its concentration to the juvenile criminal. either digital and print media constantly warn us that juvenile offenders are more and more more youthful and extra virulent. The demographics of our inhabitants recommend that there'll in basic terms be extra juvenile offenders to worry within the close to destiny. All of those issues come up in a social weather that's characterised via an ever­ expanding call for for greater retributive measures opposed to the criminal. the assumption that purely harsh justice will defend us from the ravages of juveniles has develop into dominant. more and more, perceptions and politics, instead of clinical info, dominate coverage making in regards to younger offenders. In Assessing the younger criminal: concerns and methods, Robert D. Hoge and D. A. Andrews make a constrained, rational, and finally persuasive argu­ ment for using standardized mental exams within the powerful administration of minor inside of juvenile justice structures. They make clear how what we already learn about the reason and administration of younger criminality will be included into standardized checking out and that the data received from trying out can enhance the management of felony justice. furthermore, this informa­ tion comes in handy regardless of the theoretical biases of these who administer the justice process. The potency of regulations of both retribution, deterrence, or rehabilitation is just better by way of reliance on data.

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We have also extended the concept of assessment to include the next stage of processing, which involves the use of the inference in selecting among alternative courses of action. We have seen that the quality of decisions about the youthful offender (and, hence, the effectiveness of the justice system) depends very heavily on the validity of the judgments made about the youth and the care with which that information is used in selecting alternative courses of action. On the other hand, we have also seen that assessment activities in juvenile justice systems are often conducted in an informal and unsystematic manner and, further, that they involve considerable discretion on the part of personnel within the system.

We will present some empirical demonstrations of this point in a later chapter. 4. al Assessments It is also important to acknowledge some limits and potential problems associated with the use of psychological assessments in the juvenile justice system. 40 D Chapter 3 We will outline the problems at this point and discuss them further in subsequent chapters. One problem, although one not inherent within the assessment enterprise, concerns a lack of consensus on the objectives to be embraced within the system and assumptions made about the best way of achieving those objectives.

The major problem is that there is no universally agreed-upon basis for forming the "seriousness" continuum. Even the use of a broad category distinction, such as property vs. " There are many cases in which property crimes may have a greater negative impact than certain violent crimes. To illustrate, the theft of a bicycle from someone completely dependent on that bike by an individual who treated the matter in a cavalier manner would probably be regarded as more serious than an assault on the school grounds involving one student hitting another but immediately expressing regret and remorse for the act.

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