Chapter 13 Discussion

List the 3 important implications of forming the first juvenile court as a civil rather than criminal court.  List the key features that distinguish juvenile courts from their adult counterparts.  Explain the 2 types of cases in which waivers are usually filed and why.  What are the purposes of the adjudication and disposition hearings in juvenile court?  Explain how each is similar to and differs from its adult counterpart.  Explain the challenges that occur when juveniles are sentenced to adult prisons.