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Juvenile justice seems to be more and more of a discussion piece for the American voter.

Juvenile justice seems to be more and more of a discussion piece for the American voter.

Juvenile justice seems to be more and more of a discussion piece for the American voter. Some people feel that the system is too soft on juveniles and some feel it is too hard or at least the emphasis is misplaced. In other words, many scholars argue that the youth of today need more emphasis on skills training at a younger age and that the penal system is no place for a kid.

Go to youtube and review the PBS Frontline video, Juvenile justice, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0NL5GyDKtc. There are a few case studies there… Shawn, Manny, Jose and Marquis. Please look at them and their dispositions and tell which of them made the most sense and which made the least sense…. and why. Did the court in each case make the correct “fitness” decision? Why or why not?

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Juvenile justice seems to be more and more of a discussion piece for the American voter.

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