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The Juvenile Justice System - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Explore the evolution and structure of the juvenile justice system in this chapter, which offers engaging and concise lessons on U.S. Supreme Court decisions associated with juvenile justice, the history of the system and the differences between adult and juvenile justice systems. These fun and comprehensive lessons teach you all the critical concepts associated with the juvenile justice system, including:
- Structure of the juvenile court system
- Impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on juveniles
- Legal rights held by juveniles
- Alternatives to juvenile corrections
|History & Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System||Determine how the juvenile justice system evolved in the Western world and see its history.|
|The Juvenile Court System: History & Structure||Outline the history of the court system for juveniles and get an overview of its structure.|
|Major U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Impacting the Juvenile Justice System||Explore key U.S. Supreme Court decisions and how they impacted the juvenile justice system.|
|Comparison of the Juvenile & Adult Systems of Justice||Assess the similarities and differences in the juvenile and adult justice systems.|
|The Legal Rights of Juveniles||Learn more about the legal rights that juveniles possess.|
|Types & Benefits of Juvenile Correction Alternatives||Highlight alternatives to corrections available for juveniles and discuss benefits of each.|
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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- Introduction to Crime & Criminology
- Theories of Crime
- Types of Crime
- Victims & Victimization in Criminal Justice
- The Criminal Justice Field
- The U.S. Court System
- Constitutional Law in the U.S.
- Criminal Law in the U.S.
- The Criminal Trial in the U.S. Justice System
- The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice
- Criminal Justice Agencies in the U.S.
- Law Enforcement in the U.S.
- The Role of the Police Department
- Corrections & Correctional Institutions
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