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NCJ Number: 120864 Find in a Library
Title: Juveniles' Right to Trial by Jury: Recent Developments
Author(s): D Lambert
Corporate Author: National Center for Youth Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Youth Law
Oakland, CA 94612
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The California Court of Appeal ruled in August 1984 that although juveniles should be entitled to jury trials, it was bound by California case law to deny a juvenile's request for a jury trial.
Abstract: Stemming from English common law, the California Constitution entitles a juvenile to trial by jury but precedent was set in a factual error in 1924 by the California Supreme Court. The real question at issue is whether delinquency proceedings are to be replaced with criminal trials. The Juvenile Justice Standards Project of the Institute of Judicial Administration/American Bar Association recently recommended six-person juries in juvenile adjudicatory proceedings. 15 notes.
Main Term(s): Juvenile court waiver
Index Term(s): California; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile justice standards; State juvenile justice systems
Note: Reprinted from Clearinghouse Review (December 1984), P 876-877
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