Assignment 19197

Juvenile Justice System Structure and Process
The web page for the Office for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention features its system structure and process.
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/structure_process/
The History of Juvenile Justice
Youth Gangs
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile records are sealed and generally cannot be used against an adult offender. Based on your reading this week, what is the purpose of this policy? Is there any historical context to the policy? If so, what? Would it make sense to allow juvenile records to be used routinely in adult criminal proceedings for specific types of offenses such as gang related juvenile offenses? Give four(4) reasons to support your position.