Juvenile Law: A Collection of Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases by Larry J. Siegel

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

Larry J. Siegel and Paul E. Tracy
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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 opinion”in 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.

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For courses in Juvenile Law or Juvenile Justice. 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.

Author Biography

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects social forces had on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His newly developing interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany where he completed his master's thesis in 1970, undertaking a study of attorneys in the juvenile court process, and then completed his Ph.D. in 1975, condu

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