Youth Justice in America

Youth Justice in America

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Youth Justice in America, Second Edition engages students in an exciting, informed discussion of the U.S. juvenile justice system and fills a pressing need to make legal issues personally meaningful to young people. Written in a straightforward style by Maryam Ahranjani, Andrew Ferguson and Jamie Raskin a€“ all of whom actively work in the area of juvenile justice -- the book addresses tough, important issues that directly affect today's youth, including the rights of accused juveniles, search and seizure, self-incrimination and confession, right to appeal, and the death penalty for juveniles. Focusing on cases that relate to the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the subject matter comes alive through a wide variety of in-book learning aids.Sucha scheme prevents thosemeting out punishment from consideringa juvenilea#39;s a€œlessened culpabilitya€ and greater a€œcapacity ... The two boys followed Cannon back to his trailer, where all three smoked marijuana and played drinking games.

Title:Youth Justice in America
Author:Maryam Ahranjani, Andrew G. Ferguson, Jamin B. Raskin
Publisher:CQ Press - 2014-07-01


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