Introduction To Juvenile Justice

Part I

***The minimum word count for the entire is 250 words and you must include three scholarly sources! Scholarly sources does not count toward word count! You must use APA formatting to cite your sources. Be sure to read the entire assignment and address each issue/question posed. (References doesn’t count towards word count!)***

In this week’s COMPLETE assignment, you will be tasked with outlining your state’s laws governing the transfer of juvenile offenders to adult court. For discussion purposes, I want to know what your opinion is (from a reality standpoint) on the pros and cons of transferring a teenager to the adult system. Include your thoughts on such an offender being housed in an adult correctional facility, being subjected to the procedural and legal standards of adult court, etc. Do you feel it is appropriate in some cases? All cases that meet the statute? Support your arguments.

Part II

***The minimum word count for the entire is 1300 words and you must include three scholarly sources! Scholarly sources does not count toward word count! You must use APA formatting to cite your sources. Be sure to read the entire assignment and address each issue/question posed. (References doesn’t count towards word count)***

1. Case Summary

Use your text and the internet to research the case of Roper v. Simmons. 543 U.S. 551 (2005). In a narrative format, outline the case. Give the facts, issue, and court holding.

2. Case Analysis

What was the standard for the death penalty for juveniles in your state? Research and report the last time a convicted juvenile was executed in your state.

3. Case Analysis

What are your state’s standards for transferring a juvenile to adult court for trial?

4. Executive Decisions

If you were a justice on the Supreme Court, in Roper v. Simmons, would you have voted with the majority or dissent? Give your rationale.

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