6-2 Journal: Alternative Dispositions
Reflect on the main points discussed in the Module Six resources. Pay close attention to the sections on “peer court.” What is your opinion of peer court? What are the advantages and disadvantages of peer court in equitably resolving cases? What are alternatives to peer court?
To complete this assignment, review the Journal Guidelines and Rubric document.
- Analyze how specific circumstances affect fair disposition
- Examine equitable options in determining fair dispositions
Reading and Resources
The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law, Chapter 10
Article: Diversion Programs: An Overview
This article provides an overview of juvenile diversion programs. You will use this resource for this module’s journal.
Article: Alternative Dispute Resolution
This article discusses alternative dispute resolution. You will use this resource for this module’s journal.
Website: U.S. Supreme Court Cases Have Had an Impact on the Character and Procedures of the Juvenile Justice System
This website discusses various cases that impacted the current juvenile justice system. You will use this resource for this module’s discussion.
PDF: Juvenile Justice Standards (Optional)
This document discusses standards for juvenile delinquency and sanctions. You will use this resource for this module’s journal.