Criminal Justice

What is the Department of Public Safety?

In the United States of America, a Department of Public Safety refers to a state or local government agency that is responsible for overseeing the emergency service departments and other public health, safety, and security departments in their area. At a federal level, the Department of Homeland Security is the equivalent of the department of …

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What’s The Deal With Amber And Other Emergency Alerts On iPhone

The United States and Apple have worked together to help in the search for missing persons. Apple developed a system on the iPhone that works as an emergency system that notifies users on their iPhone if a listed missing person may have been in your current area.  AMBER stands for America’s Missing Broadcasting Emergency Response. …

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Criminal Sentencing In Juvenile Court

Read our guide to find out about criminal sentencing in juvenile court, including the differences between adult and juvenile sentences, the importance of juvenile deterrence and rehabilitation, juvenile rights, and how juvenile court handles young offenders and places them safely back into the community. What are juveniles? Children and young people, referred to in criminal …

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What Makes Juvenile Offenders Different From Adult Offenders?

Read our guide to find out what makes juvenile offenders different from adult offenders. There are many characteristics that make juvenile offenders different from their adult counterparts, including the reasons why young offenders commit crimes and the way the justice system deals with the sentencing of juveniles. What makes juvenile offending different? There are many …

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How Long Do You Stay In Juvenile Detention?

Read our guide to find out about juvenile detention centres, what happens during confinement, how juvenile detention affects young people and society, what other ways young offenders can be rehabilitated, and how long young offenders stay in juvenile detention centres. What is a juvenile detention centre? Juvenile detention centres are where young offenders are incarcerated …

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