BCJ3100 Columbia Southern University Juvenile Justice System Discussion

BCJ 3301 UNIT VII DISCUSSION BOARD QUESTION

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In the Blacklist, Raymond Reddington, a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has compiled over the years and is willing to inform on their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However, he insists on working exclusively with a rookie FBI profiler by the name of Elizabeth Keen, who we later learned is his daughter. In Season 6, Reddington gets arrested in New York after 30 years on the run and faces the death penalty. Reddington is to be prosecuted on a number of crimes, the Attorney General decides the immunity should be voided and kept secret but the Assistant Director of the FBI, Harold Cooper, appears in court to testify about it. The judge rules the immunity is valid but a clause about the weapon on Reddington when he was arrested leads to another hearing. Reddington challenges the legitimacy of the search that led to the discovery of his gun and his subsequent arrest in court. The judge denies him access to listen to recording of the call that tipped the police and rules it was a valid search, therefore, the gun would be admitted as evidence to void his immunity agreement. The last order of business is Reddington’s trial for treason. Reddington insists to the jury that he never betrayed the United States (which, as a reminder, is the only thing he stands accused of in this particular trial); rather, he was framed by Katarina Rostova, the mother of Reddington’s daughter, who was determined to ruin Reddington’s reputation once he learned she was a KGB officer and that she reported to the Cabal. Reddington’s potential acquittal ultimately rests on one important piece of evidence: a tape recording from Dec. 7, 1990, which should prove that Reddington was framed. The jury is sufficiently swayed by the audio they’ve heard, and Red is found not guilty on this particular charge. Overall, I believe Reddington’s trial was fair and the Judge gave him the benefit of the doubt to prove his innocence.

BCJ 3301 DISCUSSION BOARD QUESTION UNIT VIII

Part 1: At what age should a juvenile be tried as an adult (in terms of legal responsibility) for his or her actions? Defend your answer.
Part 2: How will this course enhance your professional success?

Unit VIII Essay

Instructions

Summarize the historical beginnings of the juvenile justice system. How have U.S. Supreme Court decisions been especially influential in the juvenile courts?

Your response should be at least 500 words in length (not including the title and references pages). You are required to use your textbook and at least one outside source in your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be cited and referenced according to APA style.

 

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