differing views of the juvenile justice system

Introduction:

Chris has a significant delinquent history, including theft of property, breaking and entering, possession with intention to distribute, and domestic violence. Chris is 18 and is a few credits shy of obtaining his high school diploma. His probation officer knows that Chris has the potential to do well; however, he is easily influenced by the wrong crowd of delinquent peers/friends. Chris is currently charged with possession of a firearm, and the district attorney wants to charge him as an adult. His probation officer and attorney want him adjudicated as a juvenile and sent to a rehabilitation facility, as rehabilitation has not been a part of his treatment in the past.

Instructions:

For this discussion, answer the questions below based on the prior case:

  • What are some conflicts that may occur between law professionals and psychology professionals when it comes to juvenile defendants?
  • What case would you make for Chris from the point of view of a legal professional, or what case would you make from the point of view of a mental health professional?

Special Instructions:

Create a 1 page essay in APA format according to the instructions above. Use 2 scholarly sources for references. Utilize in-text citations.

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