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Ch 14: The Juvenile Justice System: Intro to Criminal Justice Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Juvenile Justice System chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach juvenile court processes in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Juvenile Justice System chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Juvenile justice basics The doctrine of parens patriae, the evolution of the juvenile justice system and juvenile court structure
Tuesday U.S. Supreme court decisions Key decisions impacting the pre-trial processes, trial processes and sentencing in juvenile court
Wednesday Differences between juvenile and adult systems Adults' right to bond and right to a jury trial; bindover and bench trials in the juvenile justice system
Thursday Similarities between juvenile and adult systems The right to Miranda warnings and witness testimony and the right against self-incrimination
Friday Legal rights of juveniles Juveniles' pretrial, trial and appellate rights, including the right to an attorney, the right to receive a complaint, the right to trial and the right to an appeal; juvenile correction alternatives

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: The Juvenile Justice System: Intro to Criminal Justice Lesson Plans
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History & Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System

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.

The Juvenile Court System: History & Structure

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.

Major U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Impacting the Juvenile Justice System

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.

Comparison of the Juvenile & Adult Systems of Justice

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.

The Legal Rights of Juveniles

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.

Types & Benefits of Juvenile Correction Alternatives

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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