Week 5 – Discussion
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Justice and Juvenile Justice
Justice seeks to make things right. The idea of justice is based on ethics, equality, human rights, religion, and solidarity. John Rawls says that “justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of ” Juveniles have a branch of justice that is devoted to issues unique to minors who commit crimes. Data show that most juvenile offenders do not go on to commit crime as adults. Most go on to live productive lives. Please complete your assigned readings for the week and then address the following topics in your initial discussion post:
- Is justice the first virtue of the criminal justice system? Why or why not?
- Have your ideas about the concept of justice changed since the beginning of this course? Why? Make sure to support your assertions with facts from scholarly, credible sources.
- Please give an overview of the history of the juvenile justice movement. Make sure to reference the progressive movement, the advent of juvenile court, the juvenile rights movement, and other pertinent movements within juvenile justice history.
- How has the rise of juvenile justice contributed to the welfare of children? Make sure to support your reasons with evidence from scholarly, credible sources.
Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 350 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or scholarly (Links to an external site.) resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Responses to your peers should be at least 150 words in length. Remember that this is a discussion. If a classmate or your instructor asks you a question, it is your responsibility to respond.