The Weeks 6, 7, and 8 lessons in this course focused upon the juvenile justice s
The Weeks 6, 7, and 8 lessons in this course focused upon the juvenile justice system and punishment options that are available for juvenile delinquents. Throughout these lessons information was presented that not only highlighted how adult and juvenile criminal justice systems differ, but also some of the landmark cases that led to these differences.
Compose an essay of 500 – 700 words. Identify and describe at least two (2) landmark court decisions directly related to the way the criminal justice system must handle a juvenile offender. As part of your discussion, explain the key differences in how a juvenile offender is handled by the criminal justice system as opposed to an adult offender as a result of these landmark court cases, being sure to highlight the reasoning behind these differences.
Directly quoted material may be used, but will not count towards the minimum word count. Be sure to support your response with current scholarly resources as required by APA (7th edition). A minimum of three (3) peer-reviewed scholarly sources must be used when composing your response.
Two cases are below
Haley v. Ohio (1948) – Obtaining a confession from a juvenile that has not been advised of their rights or allowed access to an adult representative constitutes a violation of the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.
Miller v. Alabama (2012) – In homicide cases where life without parole is the only sentencing option, mitigating factors must be considered in the cases of juveniles prior to imposing a sentence of life without parole.