The justice model is a sentencing approach that uses determinate sentences, or fixed punishment terms; calls for the elimination of parole; and makes treatment voluntary. The justice model views crime reduction and successful incarceration as possible only if all offenders serve the same sentence for the same crime. This model posits that crime will continue or decrease to the extent that all offenders are treated the same.
In this assignment, you will prepare a written critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the justice sentencing model.
In 4-6 paragraphs
Although the original goal of the juvenile court was to care for the wayward child through therapeutic interventions, there are many individuals calling for juveniles to be treated as adult offenders. The current debate between those pushing for harsher juvenile punishment and those asking for treatment may lead to a shift in the way juveniles are processed in juvenile courts and the type of disposition or sentences they will receive.
Using the course materials, textbook, library, and Web resources, research juvenile justice, and comment on the following statement:
Identify and discuss 4 different reasons that support your argument.