Term Paper-Juvenile Justice or Injustice
- Is our current juvenile system functioning as it should? Should juvenile offenders be treated differently from adult offenders, and if so, are we correct in having an independent, separate, juvenile court system?
- When is it appropriate, if ever, to try a juvenile as an adult in a criminal case?
- Should the juvenile court system take on a more punitive role, as some critics have suggested? In what instances can the justice system take a punitive role?
- In what way are the roles of an adult offender probations officer different from those of a probations officer who operates in the juvenile justice system? How does the model of punishment (Justice Model or Social Services Model) applied in a case affect the role of the probations officer?