Juvenile vs. Adult Court Systems

There  are differences between the juvenile and adult court systems. In this  assignment, you will choose a criminal case study of your choice or you  may use one from the Chronline Website.  You will read and summarize the case involving the adult. Then you will  examine the case from a different perspective —considering how this  case would unfold differently if a juvenile had committed the crime.

Read the case information and write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Summarize the facts of the case.
  2. Examine how the procedure would be different if the defendant(s) were a juvenile at the time that the offense was committed.
  3. Identify  and discuss how juvenile proceedings differ from adult criminal  proceedings, and discuss the differences between an adult and a minor  being charged with the same crime.
  4. Define the waiver process of transferring a juvenile into the adult court system.
  5. Assuming  that the defendant in your selected case was a minor being tried as a  juvenile, make recommendations for disposition and support your  recommendation.
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