Juvenile Justice

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Pupils compare and contrast the legal system as it pertains to juvenile and adult crime and punishment. Incorporating primary documents, legal decisions, and video evidence, individuals form an argument debating the treatment of juveniles who commit crimes. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a member of law enforcement to speak on juvenile crime compared to adult crime
  • Involve current events and investigate recent issues of juveniles who have been tried as adults 
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