Periods 2,3 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (9-15-2015)

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Juvenile Crimal Offenders – Understanding sentencing


Juvenile Offenders

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will assist in determing the best legal course of action to help lower the juvenile re-incarceration rate.

Today’s Objective:

Students will demonstrate basic understanding of California Sentencing guidelines both attorneys and judges use.

*Lesson objective written with this downloadable guide -> Writing Learning Objectives Guide


Task #1 – Based on your responses for sentencing recommendations from yesterday’s exercise I want to start class off today with practicing using basic guidelines for sentencing.

Website -> California Superior Court Sentencing Guidelines for Infractions and Misdemeanors 

Assigment PDF -> California Sentencing Practice – Cases

Task #2 – Answer the activity debrief questions below.

Assignment PDF -> Sentencing Practice Debrief Questions

Task #2 – Now we will look at a juvenile case concerning Kenneth Young. After we get familiar with the case you will choose, of the three harshest punishments, which is best fitting for the crime that was committed.

Supplementary Materials:

Website -> California Felony Sentencing after realignment 

Website -> DEA List of Controlled Substances

Website -> Article: The Science of Sentencing

Website -> Article: How Does California’s Juvenile Justice System Work

Website -> California Sentencing Institute – Interactive Graph of Offenses

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