Various situations or circumstances make the populace and juvenile justice system renew their worry or distress about gangs. An example of such circumstance, include situations whereby a community experiences an escalating trend youth gangs formation (McGraw Hill, 2002). Such increasing trend often encourages diversity in gang members thus may comprise a significant members of the population. Increased inclusion of community members to these gangs may attract young lads and kids to join the gangs thus posing serious effects on a community’s future generations. Eventually, this may lead to increased criminal activities with dangerous weapons easily traded within communities. This may therefore lower the security level of communities tremendously hence leading to an increase in criminal activities. Consequently, there will be increased drug trafficking activities, which may negatively influence the youths within a community. These situations or circumstances often renew worries about gangs from members of the populace as wells as the juvenile system.
The United States topmost court (Supreme Court) has both weaknesses and strength that that affects social policies in the country. The judges of the supreme courts are products of presidential appointees (CRS report for congress, 2005). Due to this reason, most of their decisions on social policies often have back up from the president and his allies. Such support therefore empowers the Supreme Court over social policies especially when they seem to lean on one side with the government. On the other hand, the ability of the government to appoint the Supreme Court judges can also act as a weakness to the court. This is because the government may influence the ruling of supreme courts over social policies, due to the appointing power of the president. In addition, some of the judges may also rule in favor of the president’s interest in order to protect or secure their position in future or as a way of promoting their reappointment.
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CRS report for congress. (2005). Supreme Court Appointment Process: Roles of the President,
Judiciary Committee and Senate. CSR report for congress.
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