CJ 102 Grantham University Juvenile Criminal Justice Case Study

cj 102

Grantham University


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In this assignment, you will select and discuss two juvenile cases, the crimes committed, and the various criminal justice theories that may help explain the crime (hint- you will have to draw on knowledge gained from your CJ102 course, Intro to Criminology). Have the juvenile courts and juvenile corrections been adequate in the prosecution and punishment of minor persons accused and/or convicted of these crimes? Do you feel that legislation needs to be changed to influence either the punishment or rehabilitation of suspects accused of these crimes? Do you feel the victims or their families would support the legislation changes you are proposing? Why or why not? Do you feel that this legislature targets one group more than others (i.e. gang populations, lower socio-economic status populations, etc.)? Be sure to apply fundamental concepts of the administration of the justice process in your reflection. Your paper must be formatted in the following manner:

The paper must be approximately 1000 words in length (roughly 3-4 pages). Only the body of the paper counts towards the length. No information that belongs on a title page or reference page will count towards the length requirement.

Please follow APA guidelines; provide a title and reference page, use Times New Roman 12 point font, and double-space your lines. You need to have 5 references, two of which can be your texts from this class. Their references can be found in the course syllabus.

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Case 1
This case involves a 10-year girl old who is found guilty of the death of an infant. The
girl dropped a six month old infant and when the baby started crying, she panicked and hit the
baby by stomping her head which led to her death. This is a murder case, a serious crime. The
girl is considered to have trauma problems. It is considered to be a tragic event since there are
very rare cases of children at that age committing homicide. When such cases happen, they hit
communities real hard and it starts believing that bad children exist. The country is taking
measures to see how juvenile cases are ruled out.
The judge presiding the case, Wisconsin, concluded that the girl should be charged as an
adult. This has questioned the criminal justice for Juveniles in the country. Despite having
trauma issues, the girl is still treated like an adult and the state kept on charging her. The recent
judge who heard the case argued that the girl was not compatible for trial until she was exposed
to a more stable environment. Lipsey, (2010) argues that, the best way to deal with Juvenile
justice is to provide prevention and care treatment to be able to save children rather than ignoring
them or misapplying the concepts.
I feel that juvenile courts and juvenile corrections are not adeq...

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