Criminal and juvenile Justice

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19.1 Crime in American Society
Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Types of Crime I: Crimes Against People
Types of Crime II: Crimes Against Property
Types of Crime III: White-Collar Crime
Types of Crime IV: Victimless Crimes
Types of Crime V: Crimes against Government

19.2 The Criminal Justice System
What Happens to Someone Who is Arrested?
Going to Trial
Correctional Institutions
Facts and Quotes Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Watching: Law and Order
On a piece of paper:
Summarize the episode.
What type of crime?
Evaluate: Was the defendant found guilty? If yes, what is the penalty?? Do you think justice is served?
Vocabulary: Copy down the vocabulary you learned in this chapter that you heard on the show—and form a sentence with it.
19.3 The Juvenile Justice System
Criminal and Juvenile Justice

Until about 100 years ago, children who were accused of committing crimes were treated just as adults were.
Today the juvenile justice system exists for young people.
Juvenile courts have been set up to help rather than punish juvenile offenders.
First juvenile court was opened in Illinois in 1899.
Purpose: to give personal attention to each youth.
Who enters the juvenile system?
Most states consider a juvenile anyone who is under 18. In some states, the age is 16 or 17. (Minors are 15 or below)
Juveniles found guilty of crimes are called delinquents.
Some offenses, such as truancy, disobedience, or running away, apply only to young people.
A juvenile guilty of one of these acts is called a status offender.

Unlike the criminal system, the steps of a juvenile court case take place in private, in front of a judge, and without a jury.
Juveniles found guilty are not sent to prison but to state institutions or group homes.
In some cases, the juveniles are put on probation.
The Juvenile Court Process

Americans are divided about the treatment of young offenders.
Some say that the courts do help young offenders stay away from crime, while others say that the courts should use stronger punishments.
Some successful programs for juvenile offenders include community treatment centers and wilderness programs such as Outward Bound.
Video 1: A New Model for Juvenile Justice
Video 2: Serious Juvenile Crime Rising
Video 3: Inside Juvenile Prison on the Job with the Superintendent
Video 4: Quiet Kid Learns to Cope in Prison
Design a Juvenile Justice Program
After watching the video clips
In groups of 3-4. Write on another folder paper.
Think about the best possible program for dealing with young offenders and to design a program you think might work.
Decide who should or should not be included in juvenile justice program.
How to handle different offenders? Is there any kind of juvenile offenders who should receive long jail terms instead of juvenile dispositions?
What are some home and community problems that might affect rehabilitation?
Present to the class. 10 points.
Homework
Chapter 19 Assessment
Page 429 # 1-9; 11.
- Civics Quote of the Day -
“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
Plato, ancient Greek philosopher
Chapter 19 Assessment
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Criminal and juvenile Justice
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Criminal and juvenile Justice