Discuss continuity of crime. What do you think of this idea? Is it a strong standpoint? Defend their rationale
What if you are a judge in a juvenile court room? Two juveniles come before you for committing the same crime (shoplifting an X-Box from Best Buy). One of the juveniles is from an affluent family, the other from “the wrong side of the tracks;” they are both white. Based on what you know about the economy and crime, how do you treat these two juveniles? Do you sentence them differently or in the same manner? Discuss
: What do you think of chronic youth offenders and the data here? Can chronic youth offenders be helped? Why or why not?