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Kaitlin Kennefick

  1. 1. Social (Crime) Why do courts allow juveniles to be sentenced as adults? Kaitlin Kennefick Block D 12/8/11
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Quote: ”Some kids are incarnated, because they need to be” </li></ul><ul><li>Statistic: Juvenile programs cost 270,000 per youth per year </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT IS THE BEST REASON TO SENTENCE A JUVENILE AS AN ADULT? <ul><li>16-17- year-olds defendants could be sent to adult courts </li></ul><ul><li>- 17 –year-olds are considered adults in some states </li></ul><ul><li>- 18-year-olds are mostly considered adults </li></ul><ul><li>Judges can move juvenile cases to adult court </li></ul><ul><li>Commit serious crimes </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DRAWBACK TO SENTENCING JUVENILES AS ADULTS? <ul><li>Youths in adult facilities </li></ul><ul><li>- Physical abuse </li></ul><ul><li>- (more) suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Commit more violent crimes later in life </li></ul><ul><li>Youths are less able to control themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Once tried as an adult always an adult </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from adults how to be career criminals </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHEN, IF EVER, SHOULD A JUVENILE BE SENTENCED AS AN ADULT? <ul><li>Some states can’t afford juvenile programs </li></ul><ul><li>- Pays for schooling and counseling </li></ul><ul><li>- Cost of 270,000 per youth per year </li></ul><ul><li>Public concern about threat of youth crime </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>childhood prevention program </li></ul><ul><li>statewide youth lockups </li></ul><ul><li>more effective programs </li></ul>WHAT ARE OTHER POSSIBLE PUNISHMENTS FOR JUVENILES?
  7. 7. WHAT IS THE USUAL SENTENCING’S FOR JUVENILES TRIED AS ADULTS? <ul><li>Sentence based on crime </li></ul><ul><li>- Death penalty </li></ul><ul><li>- Life-without-parole </li></ul><ul><li>Prison Time </li></ul><ul><li> - Lengthy sentence </li></ul><ul><li> - Incarceration and rehabilitation </li></ul>
  8. 8. CAREER <ul><ul><li>Police and detectives pursue and apprehend individuals who break the law and then issue citations or give warnings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A large proportion of their time spent writing reports of incidents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate suspicious activity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detectives perform investigative duties such as gathering facts and collecting evidence. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. CAREER (CONT.) <ul><ul><li>Salary of a entry level detective is $55,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expected to grow 10% over the next decade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only advancement within the investigative career field is Detective Sergeant and Detective Lieutenant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related careers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Police officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Correctional officer </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. HIGH SCHOOL CAREER ACADEMIES <ul><li>Atholton High School </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Programming </li></ul><ul><li>The computer programming academy exposes students to the fundamental principles of technology and can be used in all most any career. </li></ul>
  11. 11. COLLEGE – JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY <ul><li>Located in Harrisonburg, VA </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-state $10,869 per semester </li></ul><ul><li>program requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Must take a total of 21 credits </li></ul><ul><li>Must take 6 of 18 criminal justice classes pervaded </li></ul><ul><li>Fun fact – The original name of the school was “The state normal and industrial school for woman” in 1908 </li></ul>
  12. 12. COMMUNITY SERVICE <ul><li>I have volunteered at a local homeless shelter in Baltimore. I was handing out fruit and washing dishes. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering at a homeless can be very beneficial: </li></ul><ul><li>Help you better your-self as a person </li></ul><ul><li>Get to meet new people </li></ul><ul><li>Your helping the community </li></ul>
  13. 13. PRIOR JOB EXPERIENCE <ul><li>Jobs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Babysitting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dog Walker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Day Care Substitute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rita’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments/awards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Was on the Principals honor roll last year </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. CITING <ul><li>Steve Liss, Incarcerated Youth, Annie E. Casey, Thursday, May 5, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Soup kitchens around the U.S. work to combat hunger, SW Productions, Photo disc </li></ul><ul><li>Westfield youth assistance program, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>James Madison university, Copyright 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>New America Media, 275 9 th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Copyright © 2010 Pacific News Service </li></ul><ul><li>Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, 2007-2011 </li></ul>