The legislature is proposing to eliminate juvenile justice and the juvenile court, and combine them into the adult system. To inform the discussion on this topic, view Juvenile Justice System – a PBS video that offers perspectives on juvenile treatment in adult justice systems.
View the video: http://video.pbs.org/video/2364999361/
Make an argument in favor of the legal philosophy that is the basis for the juvenile justice system and juvenile court. After defining the philosophy, discuss why it has been upheld throughout the years and why it should or should not be maintained.
Your participation and initial post in this discussion must utilize critical thinking in the following ways:
- Cite expert opinion from your text and other academic sources to support your statements. Cite expert opinion from your text and additional academic, peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and textbooks to support your responses that are not provided in or linked from the course. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to find these scholarly sources.
- Provide real-world examples to illustrate your statements.
- Ask a probing question to challenge others (and yourself!) to think more deeply about the topic.
- Conclude with a personal assessment of how your perspective on the topic impacts your current or future role in criminal justice and/or impacts juveniles in society today.