Answer the following four (4) questions (20 points each). Submit your Microsoft Word (.DOCX) file for this assignment. A title page, reference page, APA citations, and APA format are required.
Short Answer (minimum of 300 words for each answer):
(1) Imagine you are a parent and your child has been arrested for a violent crime. Which method of rehabilitation/punishment would you prefer the courts give to your child?
(2) If you were a juvenile court judge, would you be harsh or lenient? Explain your reasoning using evidence from the text (i.e., which methods seem to be the most effective?). What sorts of crimes would you be harsher in sentencing? Would the punishment you assign vary by the juvenile’s age? What other elements would factor in your discretionary decision?
(3) If you were a policy maker who got the power to re-instate the death penalty for juveniles, would you do it? Why or why not? What are the factors that would influence your decision?
(4) What if you were in a position to decide whether or not juveniles should be transferred to adult court? What side would you take and why? How would you advocate your position to the government