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Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency
Case Studies Workbook




ISBN 9781498740357
Published October 28, 2015 by Routledge
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Designed as supplemental material for juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice courses, Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency: Case Studies Workbook fills a void in current textbooks. This workbook provides a hands-on experience that helps students understand the kinds of court hearings that take place in juvenile and family courts. It presents information about actual cases and prompts students to make decisions and design court orders for typical juvenile court cases.

The case scenarios range from cases at the juvenile court intake level all the way to cases in which students must decide whether a young person should be waived into the criminal system to be tried as an adult.

The book allows students to compare their choices with those of the actual judge or referee, and also gives information as to the outcome for the young person after the court’s decision. This information helps students gauge the soundness of their own decisions based on the impacts of the actual decision reached by the judge or referee. Each chapter also contains statistics, facts, court decisions, and information about policies that enable a better understanding of the juvenile justice system.

This workbook provides a unique opportunity for students to experience what it is like to face decisions in the juvenile court system. By engaging with the information and cases laid out in a more hands-on manner than offered in typical related textbooks, students will gain a greater appreciation for the decisions juvenile court judges and referees have to make on a daily basis.

Table of Contents

JUVENILE COURTS AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Invention of the Juvenile Court
Chancery Courts
Parens Patriae
Juvenile Justice in the United States
An Age of Reform
The Child Savers
For Further Consideration

The Juvenile Justice Process
For Further Consideration

JUVENILE COURT HEARINGS

Scope of the Juvenile Justice System
Who Is a Juvenile?
Who Is a Juvenile Delinquent?
Juvenile Offenders
Jurisdiction over Parents
For Further Consideration

What Rights Do Juveniles Have in the Juvenile Court?
Fundamental Rights during Juvenile Proceedings
For Further Consideration

Who Are the Players in Juvenile Court Hearings?
The Judge
The Referee
The Prosecutor
The Defense Attorney
The Juvenile Defendant
The Parents
The Probation Officer or Court Caseworker
The Key Players
For Further Consideration

The First Step: Intake Hearings
Assessment
Consent Decrees
A Juvenile’s Legal Rights at Intake
For Further Consideration

YOU MAKE THE CALL IN JUVENILE COURT HEARINGS

Decisions at Intake
Introducing the Intake Referee
The Options Available to the Intake Referee
The "Consent Docket"
You Make the Call in These Intake Hearing Cases
For Further Consideration

Initial Hearings
The Initial Hearing
Juvenile Detention
The Options Available to the Judge or Referee in a Preliminary Hearing
You Make the Call in These Preliminary Hearing Cases
For Further Consideration

Adjudication Hearings
Hearings Following the Initial Hearing
The Adjudication Hearing
The Options Available to the Judge or Referee in an Adjudication Hearing
You Make the Call in These Adjudication Hearing Cases
For Further Consideration

Disposition Hearings
The Disposition Hearing
Bifurcated Courts
What Is Determined during a Disposition Hearing?
The Options Available to the Judge or Referee in a Disposition Hearing
You Make the Call in These Disposition Hearing Cases
Learning More About Dispositions
For Further Consideration

TRANSFERRING JUVENILES TO ADULT COURTS: YOU MAKE THE CALL IN WAIVER HEARINGS

Waiver Hearings
Waiver Hearings for Juveniles
The Purpose of Waiver to an Adult Court
You Make the Call in These Waiver Hearing Cases
Is It Better for the Juvenile to Be Adjudicated in a Juvenile Court or Be Waived for a Trial to an Adult Court?
For Further Consideration

Sentences after a Waiver Hearing
Sentencing of Juveniles
Supreme Court Decisions
Sentencing
Blended Sentences
Sentencing Options
You Make the Call in These Sentencing Cases Where a Juvenile Has Been Waived to an Adult Criminal Court
For Further Consideration

YOU MAKE THE CALL IN OTHER KINDS OF JUVENILE COURT HEARINGS

Violation of Probation Hearings
Violation of Probation
You Make the Call in These Probation Violation Hearing Cases
For Further Consideration

Neglect and Abuse Hearings
Child Abuse and Child Neglect
You Make the Call in These Neglect and Abuse Cases
For Further Consideration

Review Hearings
Review Hearings
You Make the Call in These Review Hearing Cases
For Further Consideration

Drug Courts
You Make the Call in These Juvenile Drug Cases Where a Juvenile Has Been Referred to the Drug Court
For Further Consideration

APPEALS AND THE LAST WORD

Appeals of Juvenile Court Cases
Habeas Corpus
For Further Consideration

Wrapping It Up

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Author(s)

Biography

James Windell, MA, has been a juvenile court psychologist, an author, a newspaper columnist, an editor, and a criminal justice college instructor. He worked in the juvenile justice system for over 35 years. Most recently, he was a psychologist in the Oakland County Circuit Court’s Family Division in Oakland County, Michigan, doing group therapy with delinquents. He developed a group training program for parents of delinquents, which won a national award. Since 2000, he has been an adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice Department at Wayne State University in Detroit. Since September 2013, he has been a lecturer in criminal justice at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He teaches juvenile justice classes at both universities. He has written more than 25 books, including The Student’s Guide to Writing a Criminal Justice Research Paper, The American Criminal Justice System, and Looking Back in Crime.

Nicole Bain has worked in the juvenile court and circuit court setting for over 24 years. She is currently a juvenile court probation officer and has worked previously as a juvenile diversion coordinator, victim’s advocate, and paralegal for a prosecuting attorney’s office. She has managed caseloads of juvenile delinquents, conducted training and informative workshops for teen volunteers regarding the juvenile court and diversion programs, and counseled families and children through court processes and testifying. She has maintained working relationships among the court bench, as well as with professionals in local mental health agencies and with agents from various statewide juvenile residential programs. She has also lectured in college classes regarding the juvenile justice system, delinquency, restorative justice, and the work of probation officers.