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A grasp of the current conflict surrounding the responsibility and direction of the juvenile justice system becomes more obtainable when one takes into consideration how the system has progressed since its inception. The juvenile justice system was created in the late 1800s to reform U.S. policies regarding youthful offenders. Since that time, a number of reforms aimed at both protecting the "due process of law" rights of youth, and creating an aversion toward jail among the young have made the juvenile justice system more comparable to the adult system, a shift from the U.S.'s original intent.
Garner, Ryan, "Evaluation of the Juvenile Justice System" (2004). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 263.