Complete the System Comparison Matrix, the 200- to 300-word response on controversial issues in the juvenile court system, and the selection of your final project position in Appendix D.
The Justice Systems
System Comparison Matrix
Copy and paste the characteristics of the juvenile justice system and the adult justice systems into their respective columns. Place the characteristics that are relative to both the juvenile and adult systems into the column labeled “Both”.
• Individuals arrested have the right to receive Miranda warnings.
• The purpose of the procedures is to punish the guilty.
• Individuals on trial have the constitutional right to a jury trial.
• Court jurisdiction is determined by age.
• Individuals have the right to counsel.
• Individuals on trial do not have a right to a jury trial.
• There is the ability to negotiate and plea bargain.
• Court proceedings are public.
• Purpose of procedures is to protect and treat.
• Proceedings are not considered criminal.
• Justice system personnel use discretion.
• Court proceedings are private.
• Court jurisdiction is determined by offense.
• Proceedings are considered criminal.
• Prosecutors and defense attorneys are key players in proceedings.
Juvenile Justice System Adult Justice System Both
Issues Impacting the Juvenile Court System
Briefly review the discussions in the two clusters to which you were not assigned for this week’s Discussion Question 1. In a 200- to 300-word response, address the main points for and against the two controversial issues.
Final Project Position
Highlight the position you will defend in your final project.
• The juvenile justice system should focus on rehabilitation.
• The juvenile justice system should focus on punishment.
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