Learning Objectives

On completion of this chapter, students should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the roles of the prosecutor, defense counsel, judge, and probation officer in juvenile court
  • Discuss differences between private and state-appointed defense counsel
  • Discuss conflicting views of the relationship between the prosecutor and defense counsel
  • Explain plea bargaining
  • Discuss the roles of child and family services and court-appointed advocates in juvenile court proceedings