In this Discussion, you will review all the Learning Resources for this week—particularly the media, in which you will witness juveniles who have been sentenced as adults. You will also identify other criminal events that could influence the decision of a juvenile being sentenced as an adult verses as a minor.
- Review all the information provided in the Learning Resources.
Post a response to the following:
- Describe at least two examples of crimes committed by a juvenile that may prompt a petition to try that juvenile as an adult.
- What developmental criteria would legally be needed in order for a juvenile to be tried as an adult? What might be the role of a forensic psychology professional in this decision?