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NCJ Number: 188831 Find in a Library
Title: Cases and Materials on Juvenile Justice Administration
Author(s): Barry C. Feld
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 942
Sponsoring Agency: West Group
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0526
Publication Number: ISBN 0-314-24271-6
Sale Source: West Group
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0526
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This casebook presents and discusses several hundred cases and judicial decisions related to the investigation and processing of juvenile offenders, including both juvenile delinquents and juvenile status offenders.
Abstract: The book is intended for use with a course, seminar, or clinic on young offenders and juvenile justice administration. The first chapter provides an overview of the origins and current operation of the juvenile justice system, including the United States Supreme Court decision in In re Gault and its mandate of procedural safeguards in delinquency cases and its shifting the formal focus of juvenile courts from needs to legal guilt. Subsequent chapters examine juvenile court jurisdiction over juvenile delinquents and juvenile status offenders, as well as pretrial procedures related to school searches; student drug testing; consent searches; pretrial interrogation of juveniles; and confidentiality issues related to lineups and photographs, fingerprints and other records, and pretrial publicity. Additional chapters focus on intake screening and diversion of juveniles, restorative justice, procedural safeguards at intake, the filing of charges, the right to bail, pretrial detention, juvenile detention procedures, and detaining juveniles in adult jails. Further chapters focus on juvenile court waiver and sentencing policy issues, judicial waiver procedures and evidence, legislative offense exclusion, prosecutorial direct filing, reverse certification, the criminal court careers of transferred juveniles, sentencing of juveniles as adults, and juvenile capital punishment. Further chapters focus on juveniles’ procedural rights at trial and disposition decisions, including indeterminate and non-proportional delinquency dispositions, issues of treatment versus punishment, conditions of confinement, and the disposition of juvenile status offenders. Footnotes, index, and table of cases
Main Term(s): Juvenile processing
Index Term(s): Appellate court decisions; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile court intake; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile court waiver; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile detention decisionmaking; Juvenile due process; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile sentencing; Juvenile status offenders; Rights of minors; US Supreme Court decisions
Note: American Casebook Series
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