• April 2nd, 2016

Reading Assignment Five

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Reading Assignment # 5

Chapters 9 and 10

Chapter 9: The Adjudicatory Process: Dispositional Alternatives

1. What types of risk assessment devices exist to evaluate the dangerousness of juvenile offenders? How do they differ from needs assessments instruments?

2 What is meant by selective incapacitation? How can selective incapacitation be used to reduce the number of juvenile incarcerations? Explain.

Chapter 10: Nominal Sanctions: Warnings, Diversion and Alternative Dispute Resolution

6. How does are nominal dispositions distinguished from conditional and custodial dispositions? What are some variations of nominal dispositions? How effective are they at reducing recidivism of disposed juveniles?

7. What is diversion? What are some of the eligibility requirements of prospective candidates for diversion? What are some of the benefits and limitations of diversion?

9. What are day reporting center? What are some of their goals and functions?

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