- Watch the video: “An insider’s plan for rehabilitating the juvenile justice system, Jeff Wallace” located at https://youtu.be/TOxpjjzP6lM
- Then use the case you chose last week for the Week 7 discussion from the PBS cases located at https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/juvenile/four/and discuss how you believe Wallace’s recommendations could have helped rehabilitate the juvenile featured before they were sentenced as an adult.
** I USED THE SHAWN CASE**
WHAT I WROTE WEEK 7 DISCUSSION
Neo-classical school best describes the case involving Shawn from the juvenile case files, where he brutally stabbed his father several times and pleaded guilty to the charges. The prosecution of the situation in a juvenile court rather than in an adult court made many observers feels that there was no equal treatment and that there was a lack of absolute discretion in the sentencing process.
How will issues in the corrections system affect you as a criminal justice professional? What aspects of the corrections system will be most important for you to be knowledgeable of when interacting with other agencies, colleagues, or citizens?
Watch the video below and discuss how you would handle this situation. Provide a rationale for your response.