In Teen Courts, Peers Sentence Peers

In a teen court, the roles of jurors, lawyers, and sometimes even judges are played by teenagers. The defendants are youths as well, and they're typically being tried for a low-level crime such as trespassing or vandalism. Most youth courts require the defendant to acknowledge guilt before the proceedings, and punishments tend to center around community service.

Written by Curiosity Staff April 4, 2016