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NCJ Number: 67695 Find in a Library
Title: PROPER METHODS FOR TAKING JUVENILE CONFESSIONS AND VOLUNTARY STATEMENTS (FROM JUVENILE JUSTICE - NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 5TH, SAN FRANCISO (CA), FEBRUARY 1978 - AUDIOTAPE CASSETTE PROGRAMS, GROUP 1 - 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-41
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: STATEMENTS AND CONFESSIONS MADE BY JUVENILE SUSPECTS ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF THE PROBLEMS OF THEIR ADMISSIBILITY IN COURT AND THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF BUILDING A CASE ON A CONFESSION OR VOLUNTARY STATEMENT.
Abstract: PART OF AN AUDIOCASSETTE SERIES CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1978 JUVENILE JUSTICE NATIONAL CONFERENCE, THIS IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE DIFFICULTIES INVOLVED IN INTERROGATING JUVENILE SUSPECTS AND SUSTAINING THE VALIDITY OF CONFESSIONS AND STATEMENTS, NO MATTER HOW VOLUNTARY. THE MIRANDA RIGHTS EXTENDED TO ADULT SUSPECTS ARE CARRIED SO FAR, WITH REGARD TO JUVENILES, THAT NOT ONLY IS THE SUSPECT'S ATTORNEY REQUIRED TO BE PRESENT AT THE INTERROGATION, BUT A PARENT AND AN ATTORNEY AS WELL. COURTS ARE CRITICIZED FOR THEIR UNWILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT ANY STATEMENTS GIVEN BY JUVENILES SUSPECTS TO THE POLICE, REGARDLESS OF CIRCUMSTANCES. THE LENGTH OF AN INTERROGATION, THE SUSPECT'S CONDITION (PHYSICAL AND MENTAL), AND THE INTERROGATION ENVIRONMENT ARE ALL CIRCUMSTANCES FRAUGHT WITH DANGER FOR THE INTERROGATORS, WHO ARE ADVISED TO TAKE ALL POSSIBLE PRECAUTIONS (INCLUDING EXAMINATION OF THE SUSPECT BY A FORENSIC PHYSICIAN BEFORE AND AFTER THE INTERVIEW, AND AUDIOVISUAL RECORDING OF THE ENTIRE PROCEEDINGS) TO AVOID DISMISSAL OF THE CASE/OR THE FILING OF INCOMPETENT PETITIONS BY DEFENSE COUNCEL. A PROSECUTOR AND A POLICE OFFICER ARE THE SPEAKERS RECORDED ON THIS TOPIC. NO WRITTEN TEXT IS PROVIDED WITH THE CASSETTE. FOR RELATED CASSETTES, SEE NCJ 67692.
Index Term(s): Confessions; Juvenile justice standards; Rights of minors; Rules of evidence; Suspect interrogation
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THIS PROGRAM IS ONE SIDE OF THE AUDIOCASSETTE, AND IS COMPLETED ON THE OTHER. FOR THE PROGRAM ON THE OTHER SIDE, SEE NCJ-67696. FOR THE ENTIRE KIT, SEE NCJ-67692.
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