They Broke the Law - You Be The Judge
- Category:Foster/Adoptive Parents, Life Skills Materials, Program Coordinators, Teacher/Student Resources
2019 Inventory Sale Item
Teens often hear about other teens who get into trouble with the law. But they're seldom asked what they think should happen next and why. A unique introduction to the juvenile justice system, They Broke the Law -”You Be the Judge: True Cases of Teen Crime invites teens to preside over a variety of real-life cases". They meet Adam, who makes a threat in school; Erica, who assaults another student and uses marijuana; and more young people who commit crimes and are caught. Like a judge, readers learn each teen's background, the relevant facts, and the sentencing options available. After deciding on a sentence, they find out what really happened and where each offender is today.
Along the way, readers learn Judge Jacob's concerns about each case, reflect on probing questions, and discover that they can't jump to conclusions. Thought-provoking and eye-opening, this book is for all teens who want to know more about the juvenile justice system and the laws that pertain to them and their peers