Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements
1.Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of official data, victim data, and self-report data as per required internet sites 1, 2, & 3.
2.Discuss the minimum and maximum ages at which one can be considered a juvneile in the various states and identify the age of reason pursuant to British Common Law. Discuss briefly the philosophies guiding the establishment of these ages.
3.From required internet site number 2 and sources of your choosing, discuss the various measures that can be taken against a juvenile without taking him/her to juvenile court and officially entering an adjudication of delinquency.
4.How do juvenile probation and juvenile parole differ? Compare and contrast them.
5.Discuss the referral process. Who can make a referral to the juvenile authority? What happens when the juvenile is brought to juvenile
1.What are the duties of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department? What are State Schools and for what populations are they utilized?
2.What is a pre-disposition report (PDR)? What are its purposes and what information does it contain?
3.Pick one or more organized gangs and discuss their contributions to the delinquency rate? (Your gang may be an adult gang with juvenile members)
4.Compare juvenile justice in the United States with a country of your choosing.
5.Given the move from parens patriae to accountability over the past twenty years, what do you think the future of the juvenile court will be?
These 10 discussion questions must be approx. 350 words in length each and use three sources each. Please number each question as above.