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Teen Court in Maryland
Transcript of Teen Court in Maryland
Teen court is an excellent way for young adults to learn from their lesson without a hindering criminal record.
If you know a young person who committed a minor offense, send them to teen court! What are disadvantages of Teen Court? References Works Cited
Butts, Jeffery A. "Impact of Teen Court on Young Offenders." Impact of Teen Court on Young Offenders. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Apr. 2002. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/410457.pdf>.
Hall, Ashley. "Students in Action teen Court." News of Washington. Knight Foundation, 17 Sept. 2003. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://my.hsj.org/schools/newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/schoolid/84/articleid/20015/default.aspx>.
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"Statewide Teen Court Statistics â FY10." Statewide Teen Court Statistics â FY10. Maryland Teen Court Association, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.mdtca.org/data-and-statistics/statewide-teen-court-statistics-fy10/>.
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"What Is Teen Court?" Maryland Teen Court Association. State of Maryland, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.mdtca.org/what-is-teen-court/>. Also Referred to as "Youth Court". Youth offenders can make an amends for their mistake without closing the doors for future opportunities because of a criminal record. volunteer jurors become involved in a real part of the justice system, providing them valuable experience in debate, public speaking, and the law All members in a teen court are volunteers, previous defendants, and are also teens. The idea of Teen Court is based on two principles: everyone has a right to be judged by a group of his or her peers, and people deserve a chance to make up for their mistakes. The defendant doesn't have the opportunity to be found innocent; all defendants plead guilty before appearing in Teen Court. There are few disadvantages- great opportunity for teens The End!