This week, we learned about the origins of the Juvenile Court system, philosophies for the intervention of juvenile delinquency and wayward youth, and law enforcement’s response to juvenile offenders. For your Unit 3 Complete assignment, write a narrative essay (minimum 1300 words) in which you address and discuss the questions and statements listed below. Use at least three scholarly sources and remember to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections in your essay. Cite your sources in APA format.
• Explain how Juvenile Courts came to be, and how juvenile offenders are handled differently from adult offenders when prosecuted for a criminal act.
• Use your text and the internet to research the case of Fare v. Michael C., 444 U.S. 887 (1979). Provide an overview of the case, discussing the facts, issue, and ultimate court holding.
• Are police investigators held to a different standard when questioning juveniles in police custody? What are the standards for adults and what are the standards for juveniles? Would there be any changes for a juvenile who was 8 years of age as opposed to a 16 year old?
• Applying what you have researched for the above three essay prompts, explain what you believe should be in a standard police department policy on interviewing juvenile suspects.