Juvenile Justice SurveyThis course will offer a broad survey of juvenile justice issues, including a historical overview of juvenile justice in the United States from the early 20th Century. The seminar will review the philosophical and legal underpinnings of various juvenile justice reform movements and select Supreme Court rulings and Congressional forays into the juvenile justice arena during this century. In particular, the course will focus on the federal/state law dichotomy with respect to the prosecution of juveniles, as well as an analysis of Article 3 of the New York State Family Court Act; the competing interests of the clinical, rehabilitative and retributive juvenile justice models; search and seizure; interrogation and confession; pre-trial detention; speedy trial; infancy and mental capacity; double jeopardy; press access and confidentiality; counsel's role in representing juveniles; prosecution of juveniles as adults; and capital punishment.
Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes
Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the International Law & Justice LL.M. Program? Yes
|Partial list of professors who teach or have taught this course:|
|Kennedy, Hon. Tanya R.||Fall 2009, Fall 2010|