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NCJ Number: 67694 Find in a Library
Title: PUBLIC JUVENILE HEARINGS V CONFIDENTIAL HEARINGS (FROM JUVENILE JUSTICE NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 5TH, SAN FRANCISCO (CA), FEBRUARY 1978 - AUDIOTAPE CASSETTE PROGRAMS, GROUP 1, 1978 - SEE NCJ-67692)
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America

National District Atorneys Assoc
United States of America

Teach 'Em Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National District Atorneys Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Teach 'Em Inc
Chicago, IL 60611
Publication Number: J-40-, SIDE 2
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE COMPARATIVE MERITS OF PUBLIC VERSUS CONFIDENTIAL JUVENILE HEARINGS ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF THE RIGHTS OF THE DEFENDANT, THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW, THE IMAGE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, AND JUDICIAL TRENDS.
Abstract: PART OF AN AUDIOCASSETTE SERIES CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1978 JUVENILE JUSTICE NATIONAL CONFERENCE, THIS DEBATE CONCERNS ONLY VIOLATIONS OF THE CRIMINAL CODE, NOT STATUS OFFENSES. ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF PUBLIC TRIALS OF JUVENILE DEFENDANTS INCLUDE, IN ADDITION TO THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO VIEW ADJUDICATION PROCESSES, THE NEED TO IMPROVE THE PUBLIC'S PERCEPTION OF THE QUALITY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE DELIVERY, AND THE DESIRABILITY OF IMPARTING TO JUVENILE COURT HEARINGS THE SERIOUSNESS THAT IS GIVEN TO ADULT TRIALS. CLOSED HEARINGS CONTRIBUTE TO PUBLIC ATTITUDES OF DISRESPECT FOR JUSTICE, WHILE PUBLIC TRIALS, WHICH REMOVE THE SUSPICION OF CASUALNESS FROM JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS, HAVE ALSO A DETERRENT EFFECT ON DELINQUENCY. THE SUPREME COURT HAS NOT YET RULED ON THIS ISSUE, LEAVING IT TO THE STATES. JUVENILE DEFENDANTS (OR THEIR ATTORNEYS ON THEIR BEHALF) SHOULD NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A PUBLIC TRIAL FOR FRIVOLOUS REASONS. NO WRITTEN TEXT IS PROVIDED WITH THE CASSETTES. FOR RELATED CASSETTES, SEE NCJ 67692.
Index Term(s): Juvenile court procedures; Public information; Right to trial by jury; Rights of minors
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THIS PROGRAM IS ONE SIDE OF THE AUDIOCASSETTE. FOR THE PROGRAM ON THE OHTER SIDE, SEE NCJ-67693. FOR THE ENTIRE KIT, SEE NCJ-67692.
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