An overview of the juvenile justice philosophy from the early 1900s through today to include a brief synopsis of the court’s view of juvenile offenders. Demonstrated an understanding of the rationale for creating juvenile courts. Demonstrated an understating of current trends in seeking to create specific juvenile courts and a brief synopsis of the key components for proposing a new juvenile justice system. Provided an overview of the Consequences for Juvenile Offenders Act of 2001. Critically analyzed the arrest trends for juveniles from 2006-2010 to include an analysis of the role that gender, economics, geographical location and race may play in juvenile crime. Provided statistics for the current trends in juvenile crime Demonstrated an understanding of the role played by educators in the juvenile justice process to include support for implementation of school based crime prevention programs


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