1. During the U.S. colonial period, it was customary to publicly punish common c

1. During the U.S. colonial period, it was customary to publicly punish common criminals and disobedient children. Why children are treated differently today? Should there be a modern-day equivalent?
2. What is your thought about the idea of holding parents responsible for the delinquent behavior of their adolescents and children?
In your initial post, please respond to the above questions in an essay format, based on the textbook and supplemental readings (juvenile justice history).
Here is the two sources information:
http://www.cjcj.org/education1/juvenile-justice-history.html; you will have to look that source up to get the information.
The concept of childhood began to emerge in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It was during this time that medical advancements brought about a lengthening of the life expectancy of youths. Youths also began to be viewed as different from adults. They were in need of protection, assistance, and guidance in order to grow up uncorrupted by the world. This movement was led by clergy and scholars of the time. These leaders saw the young as a source of attack on the immoral and sinful aspects of society. Youths, who were not yet corrupted, had to be shielded from society and trained for their future role in the world. Children were seen as a catalyst for general social change. Childhood came to be seen as a period of time during which the young could receive an education and moral training without the pressures of adulthood. Accompanying these changes were alterations in how youthful offenders should be disciplined. Responses to misbehavior began to be tailored to fit the age of the offender. In England, youths under the age of seven could not be held responsible for their actions, individuals between 8 and 14 could be held responsible only when it could be shown they understood the consequences of their actions, and youths age 14 and over were considered adults (Empey, 1982). While these types of changes began to recognize the difference between juveniles and adults, the actions taken against offenders remained the same, regardless of the age of the offender.
Whitehead, John T., and Steven P. Lab. Juvenile Justice : An Introduction, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/usf/detail.action?docID=1975284.
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