- From the e-Activity, choose two (2) types of trial waivers that are currently used in your state’s juvenile court system. Compare the differences and similarities in the method(s) in which the court uses such waivers. Justify your response.
- From the e-Activity, suppose a thirteen (13) year old individual previously charged with repeated shoplifting offenses is now facing stiffer sentencing. Given this individual’s history, debate whether or not you believe he / she can contest any of the waivers that your state juvenile court may use. Provide a rationale for your response.
- John Doe, a juvenile, steals a vehicle and drives it around his city. While driving the vehicle, he wrecks the vehicle and he is charged with vehicular manslaughter. As a prosecutor, compare and contrast the primary factors that you need to consider when requesting that a court grant a trial waiver petition and transfer of the juvenile case to an adult court. Provide a rationale for your response.
- Take a position as to whether or not you believe blended sentencing affords juveniles their full constitutional rights. Discuss the key attributes that result in the usage of blended sentencing in today’s juvenile courts. Provide examples of related instances of blended sentencing to support your response.
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- Using the Internet or Strayer databases, both research and analyze your state’s juvenile court system using prosecutorial, judicial, demand, and legislative waivers in considering how they make the juvenile system more efficient. Be prepared to discuss.