1. What is a habeas corpus petition? what are three types of issues challenged by such petitions?
2. What is a writ of certiorari? Under what circumstances would this writ be used?
3. What is a sentencing hearing? What are the major functions of such hearings?
4. Differentiate between shock probation and split sentencing. What are three types of split sentencing?
5. Under what circumstances can juveniles have jury trials in juvenile courts?
6. What is a referral? Who can make referrals? What are their purposes?
7. What is the jurisdiction of juvenile courts?
8. Distinguish between a juvenile delinquent and a status offender. What has the federal government done to keep status offenders out of jail?
1. You are required to read the excerpt form the passage at the top of page 272 in Chapter 12. The first sentence starts with “The Supreme Court….”. Once you have read this passage, please answer the following questions: (1) Should juveniles be given the chance to turn their lives around and perhaps be eligible for parole at some point, even if they have committed murder? (2) Do you think that despite their age, courts should be able to sentence juveniles to life in prison?
1. An inmate is allowed to file a habeas corpus petition to challenge prison confinement. Do you believe solitary confinement should be eliminated to prevent the filing of such petitions? Do you believe that solitary confinement is an infringement on the prisoners’ constitutional rights? Your response should be at least three paragraphs.