Milestone One relates to the information you learned in Modules One and Two about the roles of actors in juvenile cases as opposed to adult cases. For the actors in juvenile cases, legal due diligence includes doing research on an assigned case. Research can involve historical context as well as current standards and guidelines. Milestone One provides you an opportunity to conduct such research. Submit your draft of the Preparing a Case section of the final project.
For additional details, please refer to the Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric document and the Final Project Document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.
JUS 331 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric (Draft of Preparing a Case) Overview: The juvenile justice system is truly unique compared to the adult offender system. Juvenile offenders have distinctive arrest and hearing procedures compared to adult offenders. It is important to understand the process and constitutional rights to effectively navigate the juvenile process as a law enforcement officer, a case manager, a judicial clerk, an attorney, a judge, or a probation officer. As a professional working in law enforcement at any level, it is critical to understand the procedures that control legal situations. A case study allows you to evaluate the situation with your course knowledge, regardless of your position in the juvenile justice system, and provides a hands-on approach with juvenile justice. In the case study, you will receive a specific fact pattern that involves the charging and the initial hearing process for a juvenile offender. You will assume the roles of an attorney and law enforcement officer in evaluating the juvenile offender’s rights during arrest, the hearing process, and the appropriate options available to enforce upon the juvenile offender. Prompt: Milestone One relates to the information you learned in Module One and Two about the roles of actors in juvenile cases as opposed to adult cases. A legal professionals’ due diligence includes doing research on an assigned case. Research can involve historical context as well as current standards and guidelines. Milestone One provides you an opportunity to conduct such research. For this milestone, you will submit a draft of the Final Project section Preparing a Case. Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed: I. Preparing a Case A. What information would you want to know as a sentencing judge in Jack and Diane’s case? Provide a rationale for each choice. B. Explain how Jack and Diane will be treated as juvenile offenders as compared to adult…