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Sandra Simkins provides straight answers to common questions such as:
Simkins takes complicated legal concepts and breaks them down into easy-to-understand guidelines. She includes information on topics such as police interrogation, detention hearings, and bail, along with state-by-state specifics. When Kids Get Arrested is a perfect resource for parents, social workers, guidance counselors, teachers, principals, coaches, and anyone else who works with children.
The reality is that two children, arrested for the same thing, can have completely different outcomes. The difference depends on how the case is handled. Most adults, if educated, can help the child make better choices.
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Part I: The Juvenile Justice Process
Chapter 1 Overview of Juvenile Court Chapter 2 Interrogation Chapter 3 Arrest Chapter 4 The Detention Hearing Chapter 5 Pre-Trial Issues Chapter 6 Should the Child Take a Deal or Go to Trial?
Chapter 7 Will the Juvenile Record Go Away When the Child Becomes an Adult?
Chapter 8 Disposition Hearing (Sentencing)
Chapter 9 How to Succeed on Probation Chapter 10 When the Child Is Sent to Residential Placement
Part II: Important Issues and Special Populations
Chapter 11 Transferring Children to Adult Criminal Court Chapter 12 School Search Issues Chapter 13 When Children Get Suspended or Expelled Chapter 14 Special Education Issues Chapter 15 Does Race Matter?
Chapter 16 Children with Mental Health Issues Chapter 17 Institutional Abuse Chapter 18 The Special Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Chapter 19 The Special Needs of Girls Chapter 20 When the Child Is Charged with a Sexual Offense Resources Index