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NCJ Number: 34184 Find in a Library
Title: PROBLEMS OF JUVENILE COURTS AND THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN
Author(s): M G PAULSEN
Corporate Author: American Law Institute-American Bar Assoc
Cmtte on Continuing Professional Education
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 188
Sponsoring Agency: American Law Institute-American Bar Assoc
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TEXT HIGHLIGHTS THE HISTORY OF THE JUVENILE COURTS AND THE RECENT CHANGES IN JUVENILE COURT PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES BY BRINGING TOGETHER THE TEXTS OF RELEVANT COMMENTARIES AND IMPORTANT U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
Abstract: THE TEST OPENS WITH A SERIES OF EXCERPTS, MOSTLY OF MATERIALS WRITTEN EARLY IN THE HISTORY OF THE JUVENILE COURT, THAT ARE AIMED AT PRESENTING THE MAIN IDEAS AND CHIEF HOPES OF THE LEADERS OF THE JUVENILE COURT MOVEMENT. THE OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT IN THREE KEY CASES ARE THEN REPRINTED: THESE DECISIONS WERE IN RE GAULT, IN RE WINSHIP, AND MCKEIVER V. PENNSYLVANIA. TWO DECISIONS BY THE ALASKA SUPREME COURT ARE PROVIDED TO ILLUSTRATE THE IMPACT OF THE GAULT DECISION AND THE APPLICATIONS OF JUVENILE JUSTICE WITHIN STATE CONSTITUTIONS AND COURT RULES. THE MOVE FOR JUVENILE COURT REFORM IS EXAMINED IN A COMMENTARY. FINALLY, MATERIALS ARE PRESENTED WHICH RAISE THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THE JUVENILE COURT SYSTEM AND ITS COERCIVE POWERS SHOULD BE USED IN RESPECT TO A CHILD WHOSE CONDUCT IS NOT CRIMINAL BUT THOUGHT TO BE DETRIMENTAL TO HIS OR HER WELFARE. A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND TABLE OF CASES ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Judicial decisions; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile courts; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile processing; Juvenile status offenders; Rights of minors; US Supreme Court
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