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NCJ Number: 77649 Find in a Library
Title: Adversaries - The Juvenile Court
Corporate Author: Michigan Media
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Michigan Media
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation
Washington, DC 20007
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Part of a series of training demonstrations by practicing trial lawyers and law enforcement officers in a criminal prosecution, this film demonstrates a delinquency proceeding against a juvenile for taking part in a holdup.
Abstract: The proceeding is conducted against the 16-year-old accomplice of a 23-year-old suspect. Both parties have been charged with robbery and murder following the holdup of the Big Ten Party Store and Beverage House in Ann Arbor, Mich. The film covers the preliminary hearing, the waiver hearing, and the disposition hearing. The issues raised in the preliminary hearing include the juvenile's detention in the county jail, based on the seriousness of the offense; waiver; the juvenile's right to counsel and to a jury trial; and the denial of bond on the basis that an adult in similar circumstances would be denied bond. In the waiver hearing, which is held to determine whether or not the juvenile should be tried as an adult, the film emphasizes the roles played by both the prosecuting and the defense attorneys; the consideration of the psychiatric and psychological evaluation; the testimony of the arresting police officer, the probation officer, and the stock clerk who identifies the juvenile as involved in the robbery; and the Miranda and privacy rights of juveniles. The disposition hearing includes the testimony of the juvenile, his high school principal, his mother, and the probation officer. The judge rules that the juvenile be committed to the Michigan State Department of Social Services. For other films in this series, see NCJ 77644-48 and NCJ 77650-59.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Dispositions; Juvenile court waiver; Michigan; Miranda rights; Preliminary hearing; Prosecution; Right of privacy; Rights of minors
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