Juvenile Criminal Process Discussion Questions

Anonymous
timer Asked: Feb 20th, 2019
account_balance_wallet $5

Question Description

The juvenile criminal process is distinct from the adult criminal system. Generally, juveniles are not tried as adults, however, they may be. Your assignment is to answer the following:

1) Do you think that it is important to treat juveniles who commit delinquency and status offenses differently from adults? Why or why not?

2) Does it matter if the offense is a delinquency offense or a status offense?

3) Does it matter if there is a victim?

4) What about if the offense is a violent one?

5) What age should fall within the scope of juvenile offenses?

6) Do you think one's upbringing should play a role in these decisions?

Tutor Answer

EngineerVlakoshvik
School: UC Berkeley

Hey, ignore the first document it was erronosuly posted and use this one. Thank you

Running Head: JUVENILE CRIMINAL PROCESS

Juvenile Criminal Process

Name
Professor
Course
Date

JUVENILE CRIMINAL PROCESS
1. Do you think that it is important to treat juveniles who commit delinquency and status
offenses differently from adults? Why or why not?
To all intent and purposes, there are reasonable grounds as to why juvenile cases should be
treated differently from adult offenders. One, there is a significant dichotomy between the level
of maturity, thought process, decision making, knowledge, as well as the experience of the
children compared to what an adult presumably has. Again, Weinreb (2017) asserts that the
primary aim of the justice process is to encourage the transformation of the offender as much as
possible. This, therefore, warrant that a child is still growing, and may not appreciate the impacts
of offensive behavioural inclinations, and is susceptible to transformation than an adult. In fact,
the juvenile should merit distinctive considerations in the judicial process because of their low
social cognitive capabilities compared to the adults, and perchance their punishment needs to be
tailored to development as well as reformation.
2. Does it matter if the offense is a delinquency offense or a status offense?
According to Samaha (2000), some offenses are taken to be criminal only because of the age
of the offender. The status offense, for this reason, involves an action that would be a crime if it
were done by an adult. Conversely, a juvenile delinquent offense is considered a violation that
would be translated to a felony or even misdemeanour if done by an adult. In either case, the
application of the law as far as juvenile offenses is concerned should not create any dichotomy
between delinquency or status offense. Given that all these are done by an individual presumed
to be mature or inexperience, Umbreit (2015) holds that the offenses should be treated equally
regardless of their levels.
3. Does it matter if there is a victim?

JUVENILE CRIMINAL PROCESS
The presence of a victim in a juvenile case is a matter of considerations in the proceedings.
The fact that juvenile commits a crime that include a victim obviously add to the weight of the
evidence. Again, the fact that a crime was committed b...

flag Report DMCA
Review

Anonymous
awesome work thanks

Similar Questions
Hot Questions
Related Tags
Study Guides

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors