They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge

They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge

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Teens often hear about other teens who get into trouble with the law. But theya€™re seldom asked what they think should happen next and why. A unique introduction to the juvenile justice system, They Broke the Lawa€”You 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 teena€™s background, the relevant facts, and the sentencing options available. After deciding on a sentence, they find out what really happeneda€”and where each offender is today. Along the way, readers learn Judge Jacobsa€™ concerns about each case, reflect on probing questions, and discover that they cana€™t 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). ... a€œManual 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


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