Juvenile Delinquency

While the overall process flow within the criminal justice system is very similar for both adult and juvenile offenders, some special protections have been added for juvenile to ensure their rights are protected. These special protections are also intended to improve the chances that a juvenile offender will go on to lead a law-abiding life as an adult. This is especially true in the area of juvenile court hearings. Compose an essay of 500 – 700 words that discusses the special protections established for juvenile court hearings. Provide specific examples of steps taken within the court hearing phase that are intended to protect the rights of juveniles and increase the likelihood of a law-abiding life as an adult. Directly quoted material may be used, but will not count towards the minimum word count. Be sure to support your response with cited scholarly resources as required by APA. A minimum of three (3) resources in addition to the course textbook must be used when composing your response.


Bartollas, C., & Schmalleger, F. J. (2014). Juvenile Delinquency (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education.

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