Question 1. What are status offenses? Should juveniles be detained for status offenses, such as truancy or running away? Why or why not?
Question2. What was the Illinois Juvenile Court Act, and what was its significance for juvenile courts?
Question 3. There are two competing theoretical schools that explain criminal behavior (Classical & Positivist). The Classical view is crime is a matter of free will and choice while the Positivist view is that crime is influenced by forces (i.e. cultural, social, environmental) beyond the control of individuals (determinism). Which school best fits your view of crime? Does your view change when applied to juveniles?
Question 4. What are some US Supreme Court landmark decisions that have influenced the current juvenile justice system? How have these decisions changed things both for the better or worse?
Each answer needs to be at least 200 words and cited correctly thanks
A status offense is an offense that is established on the person's age. For instance, truancy
or skipping school is well-thought-out as a status offense when you are rightfully obliged…