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NCJ Number: 170103 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Law and Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Cases (From Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services, Second Edition, P 194-204, 1998, Albert R. Roberts, ed. - See NCJ 170093)
Author(s): P Payne
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Nelson-Hall Publishers
Chicago, IL 60606
Sale Source: Nelson-Hall Publishers
111 North Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses major US Supreme Court cases in the area of juvenile law.
Abstract: The chapter includes detailed descriptions to explain how and why the Court applied the law to the facts the way it did in each case. The chapter provides information on the following subjects and cases: (1) juvenile court and due process; (2) waiver and double jeopardy; (3) In re Gault; (4) standard of proof in a juvenile case: In re Winship; (5) right to a jury trial: McKeiver v. Pennsylvania; (6) implications of Miranda in the juvenile setting: Fare v. Michael C. and Miranda v. Arizona; (7) the juvenile in the school setting: New Jersey v. T.L.O.; and (8) death penalty for juveniles: Stanford v. Kentucky. The article concludes that it may be time to include serious juvenile offenders in the adult judicial system and not allow an attitude of disrespect and disdain for the legal system to permeate the juvenile adjudicatory process. With continued disparate treatment society is not legally capable of guaranteeing juveniles' constitutional rights and protection. The chapter includes discussion questions based on the information presented. Cases cited
Main Term(s): Juvenile courts
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Courts; Juvenile codes; Juvenile due process; Juvenile offenders; Right against double jeopardy; US Supreme Court decisions; Waiver of rights
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