Unit 1: Discussion Board
Prompt: Intake hearings and screenings do the following: Determine if the juvenile should be released to the parent’s custody or have further action taken by the court.
I. Review the 60 Minutes video titled “the murder of an American Nazi “from the link below. The video is accessible via YouTube and unfortunately cannot be embedded.
The murder of American Nazi (link) (Links to an external site.)
Jeff Hall (Links to an external site.)
II. Summarize the circumstances of the case in your own words.
III. Respond to the questions below:
- *Q: You are the assigned intake officer at Riverside Juvenile Hall when young Joseph H. is arrested and transported to the institution. What considerations are relevant in determining the best strategy for dealing with the young boy and his conduct?
- *Q: At what age are juveniles truly capable of understanding the seriousness of their actions?
REMEMBER that your initial response should have a minimum of 350-500 words. Expressing an opinion is not enough. You will be evaluated on the consistency and quality of your posts to the weekly discussion board. I will primarily be looking for how well you support your comments. I expect you to work to make meaning of the material of the course. I look for depth of engagement, as well as the level of critical thinking and inquiry. Success hinges on keeping up with readings, and referring to them as much as possible when you do respond.
Read the post and then respond accordingly by Thursdays @11:59 p.m. Once you have posted your initial answer, you must post a minimum of one follow-up post by Sunday @11:59 p.m. Your follow-up post may be either a further response to the initial post or a response to one of your classmates initial posts.
As a reminder, you are not sending out a text message or tweet, so when writing your post, use proper English, grammar, and writing mechanics.
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Collapse SubdiscussionEira SayasEira SayasYesterdaySep 3 at 11:43amManage Discussion EntrySUMMARY: In the 60-minute video: The murder of American Nazi, a father is killed by his 10-year-old son. The video explains that the father was involved in a Confederate/Neo-Nazi organization. The father Jeff Hall is described as a devoting father and husband. The police and investigators challenged the exposure of hatred and Nazi organization as the motive of this crime, but as the reporters and investigators interviewed Jeff halls family to figure out why a 10-year-old would kill his own father. The family relates that the father had anger issues and sometimes took it out on his son and wife. The grandmother, Jeffs family, also added that Joseph H. had a few anger problems and was not surprised her grandson Joseph killed her son Jeff. In the end the main problem was the abuse and maltreatment Joseph was receiving from his father Jeff. It also backfired on Jeff because he trained his son how to use a gun and did not have the gun in a safe or out of reach. Josephs parents failed him, and He took it upon himself to solve a problem his mother should have. Q1: The father and mother neglected structure and nurturing in the home. All the maltreatment Joseph was receiving reflected on the past violence he portrayed in school. As the assign officer, I would help him get treatment and find him a new way to release anger or frustration. Assuming he killed his father because he wanted change, I would explain to him that what he did was wrong. He couldve reach out for help. It would be up to the education he receives that make him a better person. Q2. According to our text, the age ranges defining juvenile offenders vary from state to state. I personally, believe that a child starts learning what is good and bad at 7 years old, when given proper care and discipline. Children notice who they can go to for help and what adult is safe to be around. In Josephs case, He committed a crime in self-defense. He wanted to end the abuse that he was receiving from his father.