This course focused upon the juvenile justice system and punishment options that are available for juvenile delinquents. Throughout these lessons information was presented that not only highlighted how adult and juvenile criminal justice systems differ, but also some of the landmark cases that led to these differences.
1. Compose an essay of 600 – 700 words that identifies and describes at least two (2) landmark court decisions directly related to the way the criminal justice system must handle a juvenile offender.
2. As part of your discussion, explain the key differences in how a juvenile offender is handled by the criminal justice system as opposed to an adult offender as a result of these landmark court cases, being sure to highlight the reasoning behind these differences.