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Political Science

Western Kentucky University

1995

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Violent Juvenile Crime: Its Victims And Their Rights, Amy Steinkamp Dec 1995

Violent Juvenile Crime: Its Victims And Their Rights, Amy Steinkamp

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

With the great increase in the number of violent crimes committed by juveniles, the rights of their victims are greatly overlooked by a. judicial system which does not meet the changing needs of society. Violent juvenile crime has transformed completely over the years in frequency. in the types of acts committed, and in the profiles of the perpetrators. Great changes in federal and state laws concerning the treatment of such violent youths are taking place; however, nothing is currently being done to ensure the rights of the victims of juveniles. These aspects of the judicial system are explored.