University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
How society and the legal system should respond to youth crime is a volatile issue. Much research exists on this topic broadly. A largely overlooked subset exists regarding the rights of juveniles in the United States who face pretrial confinement, specifically how juveniles accused of delinquency are treated by the courts. Delinquency or a delinquent act, in the context of this study, is “an act that would be considered a crime if committed by an adult.”7. Adults and children are processed by the courts differently, each with their own rights and court mandated procedures to follow. This report analyzes juvenile detention with specific focus on the U.S. Supreme Court case Schall v. Martin (783) and how this case affects juveniles in the court system today.4.
Arrest; Courts; Crime; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile detention
American Politics | Economics | Juvenile Law | Law | Political Science
Foster, R. V.,
Lusty, H. L.
Punishment First: A Study of Juvenile Pretrial Detention.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/mcnair_posters/52