juvenile sanction and an adult sanction, law homework help


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A split sentence is one in which a juvenile is waived to adult court and then given a juvenile sanction and an adult sanction. If the offender fails the juvenile sanction, he or she will automatically be given the adult punishment.

  • Using the library, course materials, textbook, and Web resources, research the advantages and disadvantages of split sentences and any other pertinent issues with regard to split sentencing.
  • Address the following in 600–900 words:
    • What is split sentencing? Describe in detail.
    • Provide and describe 1–2 examples of split sentencing successes.
    • Provide and describe 1–2 examples of split sentencing failures.
    • Based on your research, is split sentencing an effective solution to a juvenile problem? Why or why not?
    • Many opponents feel that juvenile offenders issued a split sentence are simply getting off easy. Do you agree with this sentiment? Why or why not?
  • Remember to support your arguments with scholarly resources.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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A split sentencing is also commonly known as blended sentencing. Split sentence
constitutes a reformative measure that enables given court primarily juvenile courts to include
adult sentencing in juvenile sanctions. Split sentencing highly depends on factors such as nature
of offense, age of the juvenile, level of victimization, juvenile’s criminal record, and in some
cases statutory limitations (Latessa, 2012). For example, a juvenile convicted of armed robbery
on an elderly victim that caused severe harm to the adult might face might face two years
juvenile sanction and a three year adult sentence. The application of the adult sentencing highly
depends on whether or not the juvenile successful completes his juvenile sentence without any
violations. If the juvenile meets all the requirements of his juvenile sentence, he will not face the
adult sentencing; however in a case whereby the juvenile violates terms of his juvenile
sentencing, he will be entitled to the three year adult sentencing (Cheesman, 2011). The use of
split sentencing that allows courts to institute adult incarceration has been on the rise over the
past couple of years and has res...

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