We are all victims, but how we cope with the loss is what matters. ‘Juvenile Justice,’ a judicial thriller Kdrama directed by Hong Jong-chan, handles its sensitive subject with exemplary objectivity.
Sim Eun-seok is appointed as an associate judge in the Yeonhwa Juvenile Justice Department at the start of the series. She joins forces with Cha Tae-ju to solve terrible and grotesque incidents of child crime.
The series comes off as a refreshing investigative thriller set amid the maze-like bureaucracy of the court, with a captivating premise and an a-lister cast ensemble.
Let us put the final minutes of the storey under a magnifying glass if you want to remember the story’s concluding moments.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.
Juvenile Justice [Season Finale] Recap
The drama heightens with the appointment of Na Geung-hee as chief judge following Kang Won-departure. joong’s The ever-persuasive Sim Eun-seok is taken aback by Na Geung-casual hee’s attitude toward the juvenile cases.
Sim Eun-seok also recalls Na Geung-hee from a five-year-ago case that had a significant impact on her life. To put things in perspective, Kang Won-joong resigns from his position to run for the Liberty Party in the elections.
His life, however, takes a detour after the Moonkwang High School paper leak event. Shin-u, his son, is a member of the Descartes gang, which is responsible for the leak. Kang Won-joong discourages Shin-u from confessing to the police about his crimes.
Kang tries to brush the incident under the rug, but he loses everything as a result of Sim Eun-whistleblowing. seok’s Do-seuk, a prior criminal close to Cha Tae-ju, collapses into a coma after the vehicle accident.
They are unable to impose punitive punishments on the children due to a lack of proof.
Finally, we arrive at the Yeonhwa Gang Rape Case, which is linked to a previous case that altered Sim Eun-life. seok’s Sim Eun-seok runs across her ex-husband, Namgung I-hwan, on her way home.
Sim Eun-seok collapses in her office while reading the case file in the morning, and Cha Tae-ju rushes her to the hospital.
He checks her contact information and discovers that it is blank, so he registers up to be Sim Eun-guardian. seok’s Eun-seok is driven home by Cha Tae-ju, who leaves a bag of water bottles at her apartment door.
Na Geung-hee briefs them on the cases the next morning — one is a juvenile criminal case, and the other is a protection case. Kang Seon-A, 17, was discovered beaten and helpless at a building site by construction employees.
Kang Seon-A claims that three boys got her drunk and raped her in her statement. Fortunately, Kang Seon-A was transported to the hospital as soon as he was discovered.
So Dong-gyun and Ooo Gyeong-su have been arrested after the police discovered two separate DNA traces. They also confessed to their crimes after being apprehended.
Hwang In-jun, the third suspect, was present at the scene, but the police have no proof linking him to the crime. As a result, his case is reclassified as a juvenile protection case.
His only evident offences are illegally obtaining alcohol and forcing the victim to consume it. Later, Kang Seon-A reveals that a fourth individual may have been involved.
Sim Eun-seok persuades the chief judge to let her handle both cases systematically despite her poor health, although Na Geung-hee dislikes nasty judges. Sim Eun-seok, meanwhile, has received a police recording.
Seon-father A’s confronted Hwang In-jun, who laughedly answered that he couldn’t rape Seon-A because he couldn’t get erect. They can’t do much with the confession because it was forced upon them.
Hwang In-jun appears contrite in front of the jury, and his attorney makes it appear as if the other boys forced him to do it. Local police officer Ko Gang-sik, on the other hand, has recovered dash cam footage from a neighbouring car.
In-jun was in the crime scene, according to the footage, and with the incriminating proof, In-jun is sent to a juvenile classification centre for three weeks.
Juvenile Justice Season 1 Ending Explained
Sim Eun-steadfast seok’s demeanour stems from a five-year-old tragedy. When we look at Hwang In-file, jun’s we discover that he has been tried for six previous crimes, one of which was an unintentional homicide.
Sim Eun-toddler seok’s son was the homicide victim. Sim Eun-seok and Namgung I-hwan divorced as a result of their death. Sim Eun-seok despises young criminals because of this occurrence.
By hurling a brick from the rooftop, Hwang In-Jun and Baek Do-hyeon killed the toddler. They were detained, but the matter was being handled by Judge Na Geung-hee.
Because it was a juvenile protection case, she wouldn’t even let the deceased’s mother, Sim Eun-seok, into the courtroom. The trial lasted less than five minutes, and the criminals walked free because they were not under the age of 14.
Sim Eun-life seok’s was shattered by the child’s untimely death, prompting her to seek employment with the juvenile justice department.
When Na Geung-hee learns about the previous event, he removes Sim Eun-seok from the investigation. Sim Eun-seok, on the other hand, must break orders in order to pursue a clue.
#JuvenileJustice is so well-written and it deserves more recognition! It depicts so many social issues about young offenders, mirroring someone's reality in a heartbreaking way.
Kim Hyesoo really never disappoints together with Kim Muyeol and other supporting casts of the drama. pic.twitter.com/PnVRpIduLd
— ً (@kdramatreats) February 26, 2022
What Is The 4th Guy’s Name? What are the Consequences for the Perpetrators?
We learn that the fourth person engaged in the Gang Rape Case is Baek Do-hyeon, who was Hwang In-accomplice jun’s in the brick murder case.
Cha Tae-ju learns of Baek Do-role hyeon’s in the gang through Ha-rin, another of the group’s victims. The officer recognises the gang of four from film from local hotels, which was involved in a racket in the neighbourhood.
Similar cases are investigated by the police. Sim Eun-seok explores deeper and contacts prior gang victims. Although some of the females deny it, Eun-seok eventually receives a tip from one of the vengeful victims.
Eun-seok is led to the second floor of Daeho Inn by the lead. She has an unplanned encounter with Baek Do-hyeon, who aims to murder the former. The cops, on the other hand, arrive just in time.
Officer Ko Gang-sik wants to take her to the hospital, but Sim Eun-seok wants to return to work. Eun-seok meets Na Geung-hee in the office, who provides her with some first aid.
Sim Eun-seok recalls Geung-hee of a five-year-old case in which Sim Eun-seok was denied justice. Geung-hee seemed to be moved enough by the talk to make the correct decision.
There are several pieces of evidence against Baek Do-hyeon and Hwang In-jun that will be presented at the court hearing the next morning. So Dong-gyun and Ooo Gyeong-su are persuaded by Cha Tae-ju to testify against Do-hyeon and In-jun.
The police also discover Baek Do-hidden hyeon’s phone, which contains the victims’ videos. Na Geung-hee sends their case back to the prosecution with the proof, and it no longer remains a protection case.
Na Geung-hee warns them that if the prosecution finds evidence, they would face criminal charges. Sim Eun-seok finds relief after the verdict, but her fight against young criminals is far from over.
She stands before the disciplinary committee, reaffirming her persistent pursuit of young criminals.