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In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:
- How has the juvenile justice system evolved?
- What are the legal rights of juveniles?
- How does the juvenile court system work?
- What are some types and benefits of juvenile correction alternatives?
- How are the juvenile and adult systems of justice alike?
1. History & Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System
In this lesson, we will learn about the history of the juvenile justice system. We will look at the evolution of the system and what contributed to its development.
2. The Juvenile Court System: History & Structure
In this lesson, we will learn about the history of the juvenile court system. We will look at what the background of the system is, the components and how it works today.
3. Major U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Impacting the Juvenile Justice System
In this lesson, we will learn about the major US Supreme Court decisions that have impacted the juvenile justice system. We will uncover what those decisions are, what they entailed, and what part of the process they impact.
4. Comparison of the Juvenile & Adult Systems of Justice
In this lesson, we will learn about the similarities and differences between the juvenile and adult systems of justice. We will look at the different steps of the justice process and where the differences lie between the two.
5. The Legal Rights of Juveniles
In this lesson, we will learn about the legal rights of juveniles in the United States. We will look at the rights awarded to juveniles and how they are applied in society today.
6. Types & Benefits of Juvenile Correction Alternatives
In this lesson, we will learn about the types and benefits of juvenile correction alternatives. We will learn what these alternatives are and what the benefits are to options other than incarceration.
7. Breed v. Jones Case of 1975: Summary
The Breed v. Jones case was a landmark Supreme Court decision about the application of the Double Jeopardy clause in juvenile court proceedings. This lesson discusses the facts of the case, as well as the Supreme Court's analysis and conclusions.
8. In Re Gault Case of 1967: Summary & Decision
The seminal case In re Gault, addressed how due process rights applied to children in order to ensure a fair trial process. This lesson will discuss the Gault case and will explain the effects of this ruling on the juvenile justice system.
9. Status Offense: Definition & Law
Juvenile courts have been developed in every state in order to address the needs of youth. Juvenile offenders are charged with a law offense or status offense. This lesson defines status offenses and discusses the law governing these uniquely juvenile offenses.
10. Adolescence in Law: Definition & History
This lesson explores the concept of adolescence in the law, providing a definition and detailing its history. The lesson concludes with a summary and questions to test your understanding.
11. Graham v. Florida: Summary & Decision
Learn what the Graham v. Florida Supreme Court case is about. Review a summary of the facts of the case and then examine the decision and its significance.
12. Juvenile: Definition, Law & Crime Statistics
This lesson will describe who is considered a juvenile, the history of juvenile court, landmark cases which have shaped the juvenile justice system, and address the changing trends in juvenile law over the past thirty years.
13. Parens Patriae in Juvenile Justice: Definition & Doctrine
Learn what constitutes the doctrine of 'parens patriae' in juvenile justice. In addition, review the definition of the doctrine, as well as an example. Test your understanding with a short quiz when you are through.
14. School Violence Prevention: Programs & Strategies
School violence has a major impact on students' learning. But what is school violence and what can schools do to provide a safe learning environment? In this lesson, you will learn about various types of school violence and strategies and programs schools have put in place to prevent it.
15. School Violence: Definition, History, Causes & Effects
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16. In-School Suspension: Procedures & Statistics
This lesson will review best practices and procedures for implementing successful in-school suspension programs. Data regarding the use of in-school suspension will also be discussed.
17. What Is a Guardian ad Litem? - Definition, Qualifications & Responsibilities
In this lesson, you will learn what constitutes a guardian ad litem. You will initially review the definition, then examine the qualifications and responsibilities of a guardian ad litem.
18. What Is a Halfway House? - Definition, Rules & Statistics
This lesson will provide the definition of a halfway house. The lesson will also discuss the rules and statistics about halfway houses. There will be a quiz following the lesson.
19. What Is At-Risk Youth? - Definition & Statistics
This lesson discusses how a child is classified as an at-risk youth, as well as the factors that affect the ability of those youth to become successful members of society.
20. What Is Juvenile Delinquency? - Definition, Theories & Facts
In this lesson, we will define juvenile delinquency. Along with the definition, three major theories about juvenile delinquency as well as important facts are also discussed.
21. What is Police Brutality? - Definition, Statistics & History
When people talk about police brutality, what do they mean? In this lesson, we'll explore the idea of excessive force in police work, including the use-of-force continuum and the history of police brutality.
22. What Is Probation? - Definition, Rules & Types
Learn what constitutes probation in this lesson. First, review the definition of probation and then examine its rules. Finally, analyze the different types of probation and review the features of each one.
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