I’m working on a sociology discussion question and need a sample draft to help me learn.
As mentioned in your text, courts generally base their placement of juvenile offenders by applying the “least detrimental alternative” in fostering the child’s development.
This is done to “rehabilitate” the juvenile offender, rather than punish him/her.
Do you believe that states actually do use this “least detrimental alternative” approach with all juvenile offenders? Is it the right approach? Is rehabilitation the right approach?