Juvenile Law: A Collection of Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases / Edition 1

Juvenile Law: A Collection of Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0131347780
ISBN-13:
9780131347786
Pub. Date:
03/02/2007
Publisher:
Pearson
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Overview

Juvenile Law: A Collection of Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases / Edition 1

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 opinionin 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131347786
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/02/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: JUVENILES AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

1. The Origin of the Juvenile Court

2. Due Process for Juvenile Offenders

3. Juvenile Court Processing

4. Double Jeopardy

5. Self-incrimination

6. Detention of Juveniles Prior to Ajudication

7. Juveniles and Capital Punishment

PART II: JUVENILES AND THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

8. Prayer in School

9. Free Speech

10. School Discipline

11. Search and Seizure

12. Drug Testing

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