Jim, from the Phase 4 Key Assignment, has decided to stay in the 21st century. He has not been able to stay out of trouble and has broken into 2 homes and stolen the following items:
Again, he has come to the attention of the juvenile justice system. In this court, there are 2 opposing factors. The first factor depends upon a purely psychological view. The second factor depends upon a purely sociological view. These 2 factors will argue in court why he fits their reasoning of why he committed the crime.
Great outline, Rebecca. Don't forget to address theories that might
help explain juvenile behavior for both periods.
of the Criminal Justice System
Statement: Treatment of young people in the 21st Century
American justice system has evolved significantly across the
The Criminal justice system has experienced significant changes
across centuries, from an era without differences between the adult
and juvenile system to one in which juveniles have a better
opportunity for reform away from the harsh adult justice system.
juvenile system in colonial America
treated similarly to adults
law based on previous sentences used as opposed to laws developed in
anticipation of certain crimes (Friedman & Hayden, 2017)
sentence for his charges would be based on the justice’s
perception of the case and sentence offered to previous similar
cases of breaking and entering.
system in 21st century America
clear distinction between adult and juvenile justice systems in the
21st-century American justice system
standards used as a basis in trials involving minors which
guarantees consistency in cases involving certain forms of crime
sentence in the 21st century would be consistent with
legal provisions and similar cases that the court has presided on
between the period
of professionalism in handling juvenile cases
contemporary society understands that different factors contribute
to delinquencies among juveniles compared to adults, and influencing
positive change would require varied approaches to reforming the individuals
training and research on appropriate criminal justice policies for
adults and juveniles
juvenile justice system receives guidance from well-researched
policies on dealing with young people as opposed to dependence on
judges’ assessments in colonial America
of a thesis based on the paper’s body paragraphs
statement: increasing research on juvenile delinquency has the
potential to improve the juvenile justice system even further.
L. M., & Hayden, G. M. (2017). American law: An
introduction. New York: Oxford University Press.