Case study on critical understanding of the treatment and sentencing of young people

Question: James (15yrs of age) has been arrested for assaulting a member of the public. He attacked and punched another teenage boy in the street with no apparent motive. James was drunk at the time. He has admitted the offence. Describe the procedures the criminal justice system has available to deal with James.

1. Explain and critically evaluate factors such as background previous offences etc....... which will determine the methods used by the youth justice system to deal with James.
2. Understand and critically evaluate the development of the youth justice sector, the causes necessitating change, and consider the effects of these changes.
3. Critically analysis the multi agency partnership of the youth justice sector, including education, health care etc&
4. Investigate the effectiveness of the treatment of young offenders in the justice sector.