CJSA 1317 Central Texas College Juvenile Justice System Q&As
- Find out if your “home” state (where you are from) uses blended sentencing or if juveniles in your state are always released upon turning a certain age. Use the Internet to search a news source in your home state and locate an article dealing with your state’s sentencing guidelines for juveniles. Briefly summarize the article and then answer the following questions: Is it too harsh? Too lenient? What do you feel is best for your state and if that method is not used now, how could it be realistically changed?
- Give the URL of your article when you post your response
- Read the critical thinking exercise (1) on page 19 and answer the question a,b,and c.: a. What would you recommend to the states Legislature as the new Minimum & Maximum ages of Juvenile court Jurisdiction? b. What factors led you to raise or lower the current maximum/ minimum age of juvenile court Jurisdiction?