JUS 505 Week 6 Assignment, Juvenile Justice Essay
Write an essay (1,000-1,250 words) that discusses the possibility of eliminating the juvenile justice system. Your essay should clearly state your position on the following items:
- How has the juvenile justice system impacted law enforcement?
- Explain if there are benefits and/or negatives to transitioning away from the traditional juvenile justice system into simply having youth divisions of regular criminal courts.
- Compare and contrast the juvenile system to the criminal court system. Explain if eliminating the juvenile justice system is prudent or not. Support your conclusions.
- Use two to three of the research articles you located for the research assignment in Module 1 to support your claims.
JUS 505 Week 6 Discussion 1: Does parenspatriae truly still exist under the current U.S. juvenile justice system? Explain why you feel the way you do. Give examples to support your claims.
JUS 505 Week 6 Discussion 2: In Georgia, a 13-year-old individual who commits a felony with a gun is automatically waived to adult criminal court and is likely to receive a long sentence in an adult prison. How is such a policy consistent with the American concept of justice? Support your answer with examples.