• Identify competing explanations for the origins of the juvenile court.

• Describe the juvenile court process.

• Describe the roles of the main actors in the juvenile court process.

• Identify the key functions of the juvenile court.

• Know the procedural safeguards provided to juveniles.

• Discuss the mechanisms by which juveniles can be tried as adults.

• Discuss the nuances of intersectionality in juvenile court processing.

• Identify the effect of adolescent development research on juvenile court practices and laws.