Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults

From the Series In Controversy
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Each year, more than 200,000 young offenders are tried in adult courts where they face stiffer penalties than they would ordinarily face in the juvenile justice system. Through objective discussion, numerous direct quotes, and full-color illustrations this title examines What are the Roots of the Juvenile Offender Controversy? Are Juveniles Responsible for the Crimes They Commit? Do Adult Court Sentences Deter Juvenile Crime? Should Juvenile Offenders Face the Death Penalty? Can Juvenile Offenders Be Rehabilitated?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2012
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series In Controversy
Language English
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 9781601522306, 9781601522313B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2012-01-01
Author Hal Marcovitz
Dewey 345.73
 

Booklist

Using guided questions and weighing multiple sides of the issue, these In Controversy titles tackle topics relevant to teens. Are Cell Phones Dangerous? begins with a brief history of this now ubiquitous technology and then analyzes the risks of cell phone usage in three main areas. It draws on numerous studies to report suspected links to cancer, a decline in male fertility, and other health-related problems as well as accidents and deaths related to texting while driving. The authors also look a such negative impacts on youth culture as addiction, bullying, and sexting. Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults? begins with early examples of youths tried as adults and the roots of juvenile justice. Citing experts in law enforcement and psychology, the text examines teens’ responsibility for crimes as their brains are still evolving and subjected to peer pressure. It also considers whether juvenile offenders can be rehabilitated and identifies alternative programs that achieve some success in reducing recidivism. Both timely titles feature color photographs, fact boxes, lists of related organizations and websites, a bibliography, and source notes and will serve as useful debate starters.

Booklist

Using guided questions and weighing multiple sides of the issue, these In Controversy titles tackle topics relevant to teens. Are Cell Phones Dangerous? begins with a brief history of this now ubiquitous technology and then analyzes the risks of cell phone usage in three main areas. It draws on numerous studies to report suspected links to cancer, a decline in male fertility, and other health-related problems as well as accidents and deaths related to texting while driving. The authors also look at such negative impacts on youth culture as addiction, bullying, and sexting. Should Juveniles Be Tried as Adults? begins with early examples of youths tried as adults and the roots of juvenile justice. Citing experts in law enforcement and psychology, the text examines teens’ responsibility for crimes as their brains are still evolving and subjected to peer pressure. It also considers whether adult court sentences deter juvenile crime and if juvenile offenders should ever face the death penalty. The final chapter contemplates whether juvenile offenders can be rehabilitated and identifies alternative programs that achieve some success in reducing recidivism. Both timely titles feature color photographs, fact boxes, lists of related organizations and websites, a bibliography, and source notes and will serve as useful debate starters.

Author: Hal Marcovitz

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