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A Study on the Discussion of the Amendment of the Juvenile Act - Focussing on the Reinforcement of Juvenile Protection Ideology -

  • DONG-A LAW REVIEW
  • 2018, (78), pp.1-26
  • DOI : 10.31839/DALR.2018.02.78.1
  • Publisher : The Institute for Legal Studies Dong-A University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law
  • Received : December 13, 2017
  • Accepted : February 27, 2018
  • Published : February 28, 2018

Park, Ho-hyun 1 KIM JONG HO 1

1원광대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of the Juvenile Act. is to work for necessary measures like protective custody in order for behavior correction and environmental adjustment of juvenile who are antisocial and to help them grow soundly by giving special measures as criminal punishment. Indeed, that aims at their comeback to society through education and improvement based on protective ideology. However, various juvenile crimes happened such as assault cases of Cheonan middle school girls, Asan middle school girls, Gangneung high school girls and Busan high school girls in 2017, thus those becomes serious social problems. Therefore some people say that strict punishment of juvenile crimes is needed by lowing the age of juvenile on the Juvenile Act. because nowadays juvenile crimes resemble with adult crimes in ferocity. The Juvenile Act. is recognized as an important ideology to national relation on juvenile protectionism. Therefore, juvenile should be understood as unmature physically and mentally, and the nation ought to strive to make them grow as sound citizen through education and welfare rather than punishment. The problem to solve is formation of an issue to boost requirement of lowering the age of juvenile and of strict punishment whenever juvenile crime happens. Accordingly this study will seek problems that strict punishment of juvenile justice system causes through the amendment bill of the Juvenile Act. in 2017, and the direction to revise the Act. based on the found problems.

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