Teens often hear about other teens who get into trouble with the law. But theyare seldom asked what they think should happen next and why. A unique introduction to the juvenile justice system, They Broke the LawaYou Be the Judge: True Cases of Teen Crime invites teens to preside over a variety of real-life cases. They meet Adam, who makes a threat in school; Erica, who assaults another student and uses marijuana; and more young people who commit crimes and are caught. Like a judge, readers learn each teenas background, the relevant facts, and the sentencing options available. After deciding on a sentence, they find out what really happenedaand where each offender is today. Along the way, readers learn Judge Jacobsa concerns about each case, reflect on probing questions, and discover that they canat jump to conclusions. Teens (and teachers) who want more can find role-playing ideas and scenarios related to the stories available as free downloads here on the Free Spirit Web site. Thought-provoking and eye-opening, this book is for all teens who want to know more about the juvenile justice system and the laws that pertain to them and their peers.... Youthful Substance Abusers: A Preliminary Analysis of a Juvenile Drug Courta by Brandon K. Applegate and Shannon Santana, 21 Justice System Journal 281 (2000). ... aManual to Combat Truancya by the U.S. Department of Education, anbsp;...
|Title||:||They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge|
|Author||:||Thomas A. Jacobs|
|Publisher||:||Free Spirit Publishing - 2003-08-15|