The separation of the juvenile court from the adult court for hearing juvenile delinquency cases is a major social justice statement. Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 6 and 7 in your textbook. In addition,
- Read Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems: A Systematic Review of Definitions and Core Components Links to an external site..
- Read Three Years of Teen Court Offender Outcomes Links to an external site..
- Read Restorative Sentencing: Exploring the Views of the Public Links to an external site..
- Watch Juvenile Prison: Interview and Court Hearing Links to an external site..
The textbook lays out five critical thinking questions at the end of Chapter 6. Select one for your initial post to the discussion:
- Do you think the philosophy of the juvenile court system should be rehabilitative or punitive? Defend your position? Defend your position.
- Do you think Child Protective Services has run its course like some critics suggest? Or should it be revamped? How would you revamp such a service?
- Teen courts have become a popular option for diverting youth. What downsides might there be in involving the youths peers in the process? Support your case.
- Although most states have retained their transfer laws, the rate of transfers to adult court has remained stable. Why do you think this is the case?
- Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court in regards to the Roper v. Simmons and Miller v. Alabama cases? Why or why not?
Your initial post should be at least 350 words in length. You must use at least one APA 7th edition in-text citation. Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.