Juvenile Justice Case Study Essay

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I believe the development of juvenile justice to have had a creditable change because of the cases included, re Gault 1967, Kent v. United States 1966 and Schall v. Martin 1984. Gerald Gault age 15 already on probation for stealing and his friend Ronald Lewis was taken in to custody on June 8,1964, after Allegedly making a prank phone call. When Gault was taken into custody his parents weren’t contacted, and not even a notice was left at home. Gault was never given the chance to contact a lawyer, along with his parents not even knowing that he was taken to the juvenile detention center. According to (Margot Adler, 2007, para. 3), approaching the court room Gault had several mixed emotions not knowing what to expect. The judge told Mr. Gault …show more content…

Rights, to a notice of charges, right to counsel, right to confront and cross-examine witnesses, and the right to be protected against self-incrimination.” (Benjamin E, Friedman, 2018, para.2-3). In 1961 Fingerprints matched Morris Kent a 16-year-old who allegedly robbed and raped a woman in her Washington DC apartment. Previously Kent already had a record with juvenile court for multiple purse-snatchings, and burglaries, Morris Kent had little to no remorse. Due to Kent’s multiple run ins with juvenile court and now being accused of such a heinous crime, the judge felt Kent should be tried as an adult to foresee that justice has been served. Author, Catie Armstrong, 2017, para. 2-3 state that Kent fought his conviction in the Court of Appeals and lost, leaving him to file writ of certiorari to the united states supreme …show more content…

Supposedly Martin and two friends knocked a youth out with a loaded gun and stole his personal belongings. Martin had possession of the gun when he was arrested stated by, (Adam Mckee,2013, para. 2), being only 14 years old at the time made him within authority in new York’s family court. Martin was held pending adjudication due to the court finding that, if martin was released there would be a “serious risk” that he would commit another

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