The juvenile justice system is a specialized branch of the criminal justice system in the United States that deals specifically with children under the age of 18 who are charged with criminal offenses These minors may be referred to juvenile court if prosecutors decide the traditional criminal justice system is not the proper forum to handle their case. Offenses charged against minors in juvenile court can range in severity; they are typically less severe offenses than those charged in adult court.
Five best examples of juvenile justice system thesis topics:
1. An Examination of the Impact of Race/Ethnicity on Disposition Outcomes in Juvenile Justice Cases
2. An Analysis of the Influences and Effects of Youth Gang Participation in the Juvenile Justice System
3. An Examination of Procedural and Substantive Due Process in the Juvenile Justice System
4. Exploring the Relationship Between Juvenile Delinquency and Substance Abuse
5. Examining the Impact of Mental Health Issues on Juvenile Offenders and Outcomes in the Juvenile Justice System