LegalWays: Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

Lesson Duration

By Jennifer Bloom and Sally Revak

This lesson asks the students to think about the history and purpose of the juvenile system and to decide how they feel about specific issues currently facing the juvenile justice system. Lesson begins with a “What do you think?” activity.  The “Juvenile Justice Poll” can be used with groups outside of the class and the answers can be tabulated and the results shared.


  • Students will understand the history and purpose of the juvenile delinquency system
  • Become familiar with issues facing the juvenile justice system

Time to Complete

One class period


See Juvenile Delinquency Teaching Guide



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