The juvenile justice system oversees adjudications for juvenile
offenders in juvenile courts. A juvenile offender is a youth under the
age of 18 or the age of majority, depending on state statute. A
juvenile, or delinquent, is said to commit delinquent acts rather than
crimes. This language is consistent with the primary goal of the
juvenile system, which is rehabilitation, treatment, and successful
reintegration into the community.
For the last 40 years, the United States Supreme Court has
rendered several important cases affecting the constitutional rights,
treatment, and adjudication of delinquents in the juvenile justice
Per the chapter reading, write a one-page summary that includes
the history of landmark cases that grant due process rights and
procedures to juveniles and your understanding of the following Supreme
Court decisions, especially as they pertain to the death penalty and
requirements for life imprisonment without parole.
Roper v Simmons.
Graham v. Florida.
Miller v. Alabama.