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I’m trying to learn for my Writing class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

When looking at the relationship between social justice and juvenile justice, there are two overarching concepts when addressing juvenile delinquency: treatment and punishment. These two concepts have driven a cycle of changes in the juvenile justice system over the years. Your task is to support your premise that your state or city should implement a philosophy of treatment for juvenile offenders, punishment, or a combination of the two (i.e., treatment and punishment) for a specific crime or criminal justice issue identified in your paper. In your paper,

  • Explain the differences between the treatment and punishment concepts.
  • Examine types of treatment versus types of punishment for juvenile crimes.
  • Build the case for which one (i.e., treatment, punishment, or combination of both) you believe has the stronger position based on your research and the specific juvenile crime to which you will apply the concepts of treatment and punishment. The crime you choose can be violent (e.g., homicide, sexual assault, etc.) or non-violent (e.g., drug possession or sales, theft, etc.).
  • How the study will help at analyzing the impact of the juvenile justice system and the effects on the cultural and diversity issues that affect the state justice from achieving their desired goals.

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