Should Juvenile Offenders Be Entitled to a Trial by Jury?

By Darren M. Gelber |   Jun. 4, 2012

Teenager Under ArrestThe theoretical purposes of New Jersey's juvenile justice system have evolved over the years. While at one time our juvenile courts were based on a largely rehabilitative model, one designed principally to attempt to provide assistance to wayward youth, that mission has changed dramatically over the years. Presently, juvenile offenders face significant penalties in our juvenile courts, and the focus (unfortunately) seems to have shifted away from rehabilitation toward a more traditional form of penal consequence, such as incarceration.

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Topics : Juvenile Justice System, incarceration, rehabilitation, Michael Chazen, trial by jury, Megan's Law | 0 Comments Read More

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