Juvenile Law

Juvenile Law : A Collection of Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases

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For courses in Juvenile Law or Juvenile Justice. Covering major U.S. Supreme Court cases on juvenile law, this book addresses society's concerns about youth by focusing on how the law impacts them. Divided into two parts, the book first covers landmark cases that define the legal rights of youth within the juvenile justice process and then focuses on the legal rights of youth at school. Chapters are introduced with a brief discussion of the topic and case comments are provided before each U.S. Supreme Court case. This important collection summarizes the key legal issues before the court and captures the cases that have had a profound impact on the lives of minors.show more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 177.8 x 238.76 x 20.32mm | 680.39g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131347780
  • 9780131347786

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Covering major U.S. Supreme Court cases on juvenile law, this book addresses society's concerns about youth by focusing on how the law impacts them. Divided into two parts, the book first covers landmark cases that define the legal rights of youth within the juvenile justice process and then focuses on the legal rights of youth at school. Chapters are introduced with a brief discussion of the topic and case comments are provided before each U.S. Supreme Court case. This important collection summarizes the key legal issues before the court and captures the cases that have had a profound impact on the lives of minors. Covers every major U.S. Supreme Court case on juvenile law since 1966. Part I covers cases on the justice system including investigation of crimes, court processing, dispositions, and even the death penalty. Part II focuses on the educational system and includes topics such as school prayer, free speech, discipline, search and seizure in schools, and drug testing of students. Includes the Supreme Court's "majority opinion"in each case because this opinion reflects the opinion of the Justices that voted in favor of the ruling. Law enforcement professionals involved with Juvile Law.show more

Table of contents

PART I: JUVENILES AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM1. The Origin of the Juvenile Court2. Due Process for Juvenile Offenders3. Juvenile Court Processing4. Double Jeopardy5. Self-incrimination6. Detention of Juveniles Prior to Ajudication7. Juveniles and Capital Punishment PART II: JUVENILES AND THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM8. Prayer in School9. Free Speech10. School Discipline11. Search and Seizure12. Drug Testingshow more

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