19 Nov 2020
Juveniles’ Rights to Due Process”
Using what you’ve learned this week, respond to the following prompts in your post:
- Select two (2) U.S. Supreme Court decisions from the Chapter reading, explain them and how you believe they impacted the manner in which the juvenile justice system handles juvenile delinquency. Next, describe the significant manner in which the court rulings in juvenile delinquency cases have altered the judicial system’s treatment of juveniles as compared to the treatment of adults. Justify your response.
- Most people would agree that juvenile offenders who repeatedly commit serious violent crimes are the real concern—not youths who are involved in petty delinquency. Should the juvenile justice system be used exclusively for youths who engage in minor offenses? Should serious violent juvenile delinquents always be prosecuted and punished as adults? Justify your response.