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

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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 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: 9780131347786
ISBN-10: 0131347780
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: February 1st, 2007
Pages: 356
Language: English