Case Study: People v. Smith, 470 NW2d 70, Michigan Supreme Court (1991)
1) In a narrative format, using a minimum of 750 words, outline the case of People v. Smith. Give the facts, issue and court holding of the case.
2) Give an overview of expunged records for juveniles, its importance and the reasoning of it being necessary.
3) What are your state’s laws concerning the expungement and use of juvenile convictions to sentence them as an adult?
4) When does the law in TN say you can transfer a juvenile to adult court? If you were a state senator, what is your opinion of trying our minors as adults, and are there any other crimes or occasions that juveniles should be prosecuted as adults?