Juvenile Justice System Exam #3 Study Guide
Juvenile Justice System Exam #3 Study Guide CRJ 221CM-020
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Juvenile Justice System Exam #3 (Chapters 7-10) Ch 7: Juvenile Justice Procedures Stationhouse Adjustment- police officer negotiates a settlement with the youth and parents instead of filing a petition. Preliminary Conference- probation officer negotiates a settlement with the youth and parents instead of filing a petition. A juvenile who is alleged to be delinquent has the following rights: Notice of the charge and time to prepare, counsel (+ guardian ad litem), confront and cross- examine witnesses, and remain silent in court. 4 Amendment- the right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. Pretrial Proceedings- adjudication process begins with some sort of hearing. Bail- some jurisdictions permit bail, whereas others do not on the grounds that the juvenile has not been charged with a crime, and, therefore, is not entitled to bail. A juvenile can be taken into custody without a warrant if the law enforcement officer reasonably believes the juvenile to be delinquent, in need of supervision, dependent, abused, or neglected. Adjudicatory Hearing- the fact-finding process wherein the juvenile court determines whether there is sufficient evidence to sustain the allegations in a petition. Disposition- equivalent of sentencing for adult offenders, but is aimed at rehabilitation rather than retribution. Beyond a reasonable doubt- standard of evidence required to find a youth delinquent. Clear and convincing evidence- standard of evidence to determine if juvenile is in need of treatment or rehabilitation. Proceedings concerning juveniles officially begin with the filing of a petition alleging that a juvenile is delinquent. Delinquency petitions must contain sufficient factual details to inform the juvenile of the nature of the offense leading to allegations of delinquency. Ch 8: Juveniles and the Police Police Discretion- individual judgment concerning the type of action to take. Legal factors influencing officer discretion: seriousness of offense, frequency of offense, prior/current involvement in juvenile system. Extra-legal factors: race, gender, social class. Race makes a difference at all stages of the juvenile process but may be most important at the initial point of contact with police. Unofficial Procedures- juvenile card and station house adjustment. Official Procedures- mandated reporting, search and seizure, self-incrimination. Search and seizure and self-incrimination both apply the same to juveniles as adults. Preliminary report- dates are important for history and establishing timelines, find out what instrument of abuse and cover elements of crime, listen to what the children say. Police Involvement Programs- DARE, GREAT, Olweus Program, Youth Focused Community Policing (YFCP), Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP). Ch 9: Key Figures in Juvenile Court Proceedings Juvenile Prosecutor- brings state’s cases against the juvenile, has the most power, decides whether a case will go to court, most waiver decisions, the nature of the petition, and the disposition of the case after adjudication. Defense Attorney- two types- private counsel- either retained or appoint by the court and court appointed counsel- full-time salary employees. Guardian at Litem- guardian is unable to act on child’s behalf, accompany child. 6 Amendment- the right to counsel. Juvenile Court Judge- elected or appointed judge who presides over juvenile cases and whose decisions can only be reviewed by a judge of a higher court. Plea Bargaining- negotiations between prosecutor and defense attorney to find best disposition for case while saving time and money on court proceedings. Juvenile Probation Officer- supervises youth allowed to remain in community. Role identity confusion- the problem that occurs when one job has many different and competing roles and expectations. Court appointed special advocates (CASA) - usually volunteers who supply the court with alternatives in placement focusing on best interest of child. Ch 10: Prevention and Diversion Programs Preadjudication Intervention- to modify offensive behavior after the fact by intervening prior to adjudication Postadjudication Intervention- to intervene after the juvenile has been adjudicated Primary Prevention- preventing illegal acts among all juveniles by alleviating social conditions related to offending Secondary Prevention- identifies those at high-risk and attempts to intervene early Tertiary Prevention- prevention of additional delinquent acts Pure Diversion- referrals to agencies outside of juvenile justice prior to juvenile entering the system Secondary Diversion- suspends or terminates juvenile justice processing in favor of release or referrals to alternative services Net Widening- offenders that would be fined or subject to a probation order are now subject to a conditional sentence. (Pure diversion) Federal programs are limited. Restorative justice- philosophy is to make offender recognize how his/her crime affects others and to make them more responsible for their actions. Faith-based initiatives- religious organizations attempts to provide programs while injecting religious dogma. Children and family services- programs provided to help parents and children cope, recover, and learn strategies to aide them in the future in handling the particular situation. Scared Straight Program- it was shown to offer a simple but highly effective way of deterring juvenile delinquency and preventing juveniles from entering the adult system. The proportion of child abuse and/or neglect cases handled unofficially is unknown.
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