Juvenile Rights and the Courts
Our author summarizes five U.S. Supreme Court Cases:
- Kent v. United States (1966)
- re Gault (1967)
- re Winship (1970)
- McKeiver v. Pennsylvania (1971)
- Breed v. Jones (1975)
These five cases show differences and similarities between the adult and juvenile justice systems. Why is it necessary to have different justice systems when looking at people who commit crimes? How do these cases affect how the law is applied to juveniles? Are there other differences between the adult and juvenile justice systems that would indicate juveniles have modified or more restricted rights when dealing with the juvenile justice system?