Juvenile Justice Accountability in the Court of Law
Surveying the Text • What do the titles “Supreme Court to Rule on Executing Young Killers” and “Kids are kids - until they commit crimes” tell you they will be about? • “Kids are Kids” was published in the Sacramento Bee. “Supreme Court to Rule” was published in The New York Times. How do you think they will be similar? How do you think they will be different? • What issue do you think these articles are going to discuss? What position do you think Liptak and Lundstrom will take?
Predictions: Adam Liptak • Read the first three paragraphs of “Supreme Court to Rule.” • What do you think “Supreme Court to Rule” is going to be about? • What do you think is the purpose of this text? • Who do you think is the intended audience for this piece?
Predictions: Marjie Lundstrom • Read the first six paragraphs of “Kids are Kids.” • What is Lundstrom’s opinion on the topic of juvenile crimes? • Should kids be treated as kids when they commit adult crimes? Has the article changed your mind on the issue?
Vocabulary: Define these Terms • constitutionality • prosecutors • demeanor • remorse • alienated • nonchalant • plummeting • culpability • mitigating
Vocabulary: Define these Terms • inconsistency • quandary • heinous • coddling • perpetuating