By Thomas A. Jacobs
This book is a unique introduction to the juvenile justice system. It invites teenagers to preside over a variety of real-life cases. The meet Adam, who makes a threat in school; Erica, who assaults another student and uses marijuana; and other 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. 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. For ages 12 and up. 224 pages. 2003.