Part of Lesson Plan: Introduction to Juvenile Justice
Activity Overview / Details
Internet Activity 1
Bureau of Justice Statistics maintains a web site with a variety of data on juvenile justice and juvenile crime. Your assignment is to access the website through the link provided on jj.glencoe.com and locate an interesting article on juvenile crime statistics. What trends does the article reveal?
Internet Activity 2
Another good source for information about juvenile justice is the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online. Look for the link on jj.glencoe.com. Visit the web site and locate tables that present information based on the three main ways of measuring juvenile crime. What differences in information do you see among the tables that might be explained by the method by which the data was collected?
Internet Activity 3
Go to jj.glencoe.com and find links to sites related to the Earl Warren Court and Justice Fortas. After reviewing the information available, decide whether some elements of the due process revolution are being awakened by the current punitive model of juvenile justice.
Internet Activity 4
Go to jj.glencoe.com for a link to the American Bar Associations Juvenile Justice Center on the Web. Review some of the material in the Hill Watch and the State Watch sections. What are some of the new laws concerning juvenile justice that are being enacted at the state and federal level?