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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|
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.
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