Assignment 1: LASA 2: Setting Minds at Ease
Here’s What Happened . . .
On the first of May this year, Centervale Police Officer Smith arrested Rosie Greene, a 15-year-old, for stealing several items from a local convenience store. This was just one of several incidents Rosie has been involved in this year. The majority of Rosie’s incidents have been centered on her schoolwork, fights, loitering, and truancy.
The principal has suspended Rosie several times from school. However, Rosie continues to engage in delinquent behaviors. Rosie’s arrest has been widely publicized in the newspaper and on television because Rosie ran from the police after they caught up with her while being truant from school and smoking behind a pizza shop.
You have been working with Centervale’s City Government to propose a plan to reduce juvenile delinquency and prevent further incidents of younger children becoming involved in delinquent behaviors as they grow up.
The principal has asked if you would help the School Board understand more about juvenile delinquency, the juvenile justice system, and particularly Rosie Greene’s situation to help them appropriately respond to parent’s questions and create a new policy. He has asked you to prepare a presentation for the Centervale City School Board’s next meeting.
Here’s What You Need to Do . . .
You are required to develop a 10–15 slide PowerPoint presentation with script for the Centervale City School Board. Use APA in-text citations and external sources that are referred to on a corresponding references slide and include the following:
LASA 2 Grading Criteria and Rubric
All LASAs in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 300 points. Download the rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria||
|Differentiates between the juvenile and adult systems by defining the terms crime, delinquent act, and status offense. Discusses the nature of Rosie’s offenses by identifying which are crimes, delinquent acts, or status offenses.||
|Explains the origin of juvenile rights and the process of a juvenile’s rights while in custody. Addresses anything that could happen to Rosie because she ran from the police.||
|Compares and contrasts juvenile rights to the rights of an adult under similar circumstances as Rosie’s case to illustrate the similarities and differences of the juvenile and adult justice systems.||
|Summarizes the juvenile courtroom process, Rosie’s rights, and identifies courtroom actors. Analyzes predictions for a probable series of events for Rosie’s case and describes how the outcome might be different if Rosie were an adult.||
|Integrates proposed Juvenile Delinquency Reduction Plan and explains how it might address one or more of the issues presented in this situation towards the reduction of juvenile delinquency throughout the Centervale School System.||