Your task is to explain the process of the juvenile justice system, possible dispositional outcomes, and to address the adult court waiver process.
Click here to learn about the structure and process of the juvenile justice system. It gives a detailed view of the differentiation between the conference, adjudication hearing, dispositional hearing and dispositions.
Now, consider the following scenario:
Tom is a 16 year old repeat juvenile offender who has just been detained by police for attempted murder. Jennifer is a 15 year old, first time offender who has just been detained by police for vandalism.
Use the South University Online Library or the Internet for further research and create a 4- to 6-page overview in a Microsoft Word document based upon the above-mentioned scenario. In addition, your overview must address the following aspects of the juvenile justice system:
An explanation of the Juvenile Court process for both Tom and Jennifer from the processing of the cases to the dispositions.
A detailed dispositional recommendation for both Jennifer and Tom. Take into account the treatment options that are available for both offenders within the juvenile justice system.
An explanation of why there is a possibility that Tom could be waived to the adult court system because of his past offenses culminating in the latest violent offense.
An explanation of what it could mean for Tom to be waived to the adult court system.
A detailed justification of whether Tom should or should not be waived to the adult court system for his current offense.
Support your responses with examples.