Compose an essay comparing the process of how a first-time juvenile offender versus an adult offender might be handled by police, the court system, and probation and parole systems. Describe how the functions of each system differ between juveniles and adults, making sure to address the emphasis on rehabilitation in each system. After analyzing the systems, address the following questions:
Are there options in the juvenile process that might benefit offenders in the adult system to reduce recidivism? How might these be adapted to improve the system?
Are there options in the adult system that might benefit offenders in the juvenile process to reduce recidivism? How might these be adapted to improve the system?