In Chapter 1 of the text, our author talks about “putting it all into perspective.” Prior to beginning work on this discussion,
- Review Chapters 1 and 2 of Introduction to Juvenile Justice.
- Read A More Just System of Juvenile Justice: Creating a New Standard of Accountability for Juveniles in Illinois Links to an external site..
- Watch Juvenile Justice: The System With Joe Berlinger Links to an external site., Inside Adult Prison Youth Unit: General Perspectives Links to an external site., Superintendent Linda Commons: Interview Links to an external site., and Prison Kids: Juvenile Justice in America | Full Documentary Links to an external site..
Select one of the juveniles from your reading, the videos, or from a personal experience with a particular juvenile in mind. Address the following three questions in the following quote by filmmaker Makeda Lollis.
“In a world that demands justice when the unthinkable becomes reality, there are no easy answers when that reality involves minors. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and remains the only nation that, in rare circumstances, will sentence its juveniles to life without parole. Is it a solution? Does it work? Do we care?”
Note: this discussion format will differ from formats in prior courses. You must post in the discussion on at least three separate days by Day 7; your total word count for your posts should be a minimum of 600 words. There is no required word count for individual posts as long as your combined posts total at least 600 words. However, you must use at least one APA 6th edition in-text citation in at least one post.