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NCJ Number: 76600 Find in a Library
Title: Trial Techniques in Juvenile Court (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice - 8th, 1981 - See NCJ-76585)
Author(s): J Simanek; R I Michael
Date Published: 1981
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Suggestions for defense attorneys and prosecutors who must deal with cases before juvenile courts are presented at the 1981 National Conference on Juvenile Justice.
Abstract: A senior attorney at San Francisco's Legal Services for Children explains that the best defense for juvenile offenders is to avoid referral to a juvenile court, to minimize court intervention, and to avoid incarceration. Options for handling intake conferences and detention and disposition hearings are reviewed. A Cook County, Ill., juvenile court prosecutor explains that preparation is the most important part of a prosecutor's job and outlines the differences between preparation for adult cases and that for juvenile cases, where greater variety exists in available charges and dispositions. Prosecutors should be fully aware of the characteristics of available treatment and rehabilitation resources. A table of contents is included.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Defense preparation; Juvenile court procedures; Prosecution; Prosecutorial discretion; Workshops and seminars
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