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Hannah Manske

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Restricted CORE Hall of Fame Paper

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[Excerpt] Criminal justice focuses on the delivery of justice to those who have committed crimes, and has the goal to reduce crime and delinquency. There have been many debates as to whether or not the criminal justice system is fair and equitable, especially towards juveniles. Individuals under the age of eighteen are considered juveniles. Pediatricians, professors of criminology, as well as juvenile justice professionals have all researched and published their studies on this topic. More specifically, juvenile detention facilities have fallen under scrutiny for the mistreatment of juveniles who are incarcerated. Juvenile detention centers are the equivalent of jails in the adult criminal justice system, in which two out of every three confined juveniles are held in the most restrictive facilities (Sawyer).