Scenario: You are interviewing for a position as a law enforcement officer who will be expected to interact regularly with juveniles and adults. The hiring committee wants to choose a candidate who can write clearly and who demonstrates a solid understanding of standard procedures in the juvenile versus criminal justice systems.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing the procedures that law enforcement officers and courts should follow when interacting with juveniles versus adults during the stages of intake, prosecution, adjudication, and disposition.
Choose 1 of the following videos http://prntscr.com/1050ttz from the University Library of a court session to use as an example scenario for this assignment:
Rodrick: Juvenile Court in Session
Morris: Juvenile Court in Session
Kenneth: Juvenile Court in Session
Kymyada: Juvenile Court in Session
Complete the following in your paper:
Summarize the case you chose and the legal issues facing the juvenile and the court.
Define the role and key parameters of the juvenile justice system.
Explain the function of juvenile vs. adult courts.
Summarize the court’s philosophy of juvenile justice used in this case.
Explain how law enforcement and the courts might have interacted differently with this person as a juvenile than if he or she had been an adult.
Summarize the rights and confidentiality protections that exist for this juvenile that are not the same for adults. Use the State Profiles from the National Juvenile Defender Center, and include at least 1 policy specific to your state that would be relevant in this case.
Describe at least 2 additional factors that officers and the court must consider for the juvenile in this case that may not work the same way for adults.
Use language and terms appropriate for each justice system when comparing juveniles versus adults.
Taylor, R. W. (2020). Juvenile justice: Policies, programs, and practices (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.
Read Ch. 9 and 10 of The Juvenile Justice System.
The Juvenile Justice System, Ch. 10
National Juvenile Defender Center State Profiles
View the Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics (EZAJCS) tool for national data on juvenile delinquency demographics, offenses, and case processing trends.
View the Easy Access to State and County Juvenile Court Case Counts (EZACO) tool for data on case counts in each state for juvenile delinquency, status offense, and dependency cases.
Review the Related FAQs section from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Statistical Briefing Book on the Juveniles in Court page.