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Juvenile justice
Publication Information:
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, Gale, Cengage Learning, c2009.
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247 p. ; 24 cm.
Case overview: Ex parte Crouse (1838). The state supreme court's decision: the government must protect children / John Bannister Gibson -- Ex parte Crouse paved the way for juvenile institutions that were less than ideal / Alexander W. Pisciotta -- The notion of parens patriae promotes gender bias in the juvenile justice system / Randall G. Shelden -- The juvenile court system protects children's rights / Raymond E. Chao -- Case overview: In re Gault (1967). The court's decision: the due process clause applies to minors tried in juvenile court / Abe Fortas -- Dissenting opinion: juvenile proceedings are not criminal trials and should not impose the same restrictions / Potter Stewart -- In re Gault led to transferring of juveniles to adult criminal courts / Enrico Pagnanelli -- Although In re Gault protects due process, it does not protect the interests of children / Emily Buss -- After In re Gault, juveniles are still underrepresented by attorneys in proceedings / N. Lee Cooper, Patricia Puritz, and Wendy Shang -- Case overview: New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985). The court's decision: when searching students on school grounds, school officials do not violate juveniles' right to privacy / Byron R. White -- Court opinion, dissenting in part: students' fourth amendment expectations to privacy must be protected against unreasonable search and seizure / John Paul Stevens -- The expansion of police power in schools diminishes the rights of students / Randall R. Beger -- Random school searches ensure safety and are constitutional / Mitchell L. Yell and Michael E. Rozalski -- Teachers should not conduct student searches / Nicole Klaas -- School violence has not negatively affected students' civil liberties / Mario S. Torres Jr. and Yihsuan Chen -- Case overview: Rope v. Simmons (2005). The court's decision: standards of decency insist that the death penalty for juveniles constitutes cruel and unusual punishment / Anthony M. Kennedy -- Dissenting opinion: the death penalty should apply to juveniles / Sandra Day O'Connor -- Juveniles should not be tried in adult criminal court / Ellen Marrus and Irene Merker Rosenberg -- The effect of Roper v. Simmons on death penalty cases is trivial / David R. Dow -- Roper v. Simmons opens the door to death penalty exemptions for the mentally ill / Helen Shin -- Roper v. Simmons may lead to arguments that life in prison without parole is cruel and unusual punishment / Mark Hansen.
Examines juvenile justice in the United States, focusing on due process, the right to privacy, and the death penalty.
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Adult Non-fiction 345.7308 Juvenile

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