Structure of the Juvenile Justice System
Your task is to explain the process of the juvenile justice system and possible dispositional outcomes and to address the adult court waiver process.
Click here to learn about the structure and process of the juvenile justice system. The site gives a detailed view of the differentiation among the conferences, adjudication hearings, dispositional hearings, and dispositions.
Now, consider the following scenario:
Tom Jones is a sixteen-year-old repeat juvenile offender who has just been detained by the police for attempted murder.
Jennifer Smith is a fifteen-year-old first-time offender who has just been detained by the police for vandalism.
Use the Internet for further research and create a 4- to 6-page overview in a Microsoft Word document based on the aforementioned scenario.
In your overview, address the following aspects of the juvenile justice system:
- Explain the juvenile court process for both Jones and Smith from the processing of the cases to the dispositions.
- Provide a detailed dispositional recommendation for both Smith and Jones. Take into account the treatment options available for both offenders within the juvenile justice system.
- Explain why there is a possibility that Jones could be waived to the adult court system.
- Justify in detail whether Jones should or should not be waived to the adult court system for his current offense.
- Support your responses with examples.
- Cite any sources in APA format.