Minors and Miranda
The Rights of Juveniles During InterrogationBuy Full Issue$34.95
Minors are treated differently by the Nation’s criminal justice system. Their cases are often handled by different courts, and when they are tried as adults, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that they cannot be given the death penalty under any circumstances or life without parole for any crime short of homicide.
The Court has recognized that minors’ brains are different — they’re still developing, they process information differently, and they sometimes lack the judgment and impulse control of adults. But should the Court take this into account when deciding when a minor must be informed of his or he…
In This Issue
Free Speech, School Choice, Juvenile Rights, and Immigration on the DocketRead More
Overview of Miranda, Dickerson, and Recent CasesRead More
Decision of the Supreme Court of North CarolinaRead More
The Justices Weigh in on Interrogating MinorsRead More
The Rights of Juveniles During InterrogationRead More
The Court Dismisses a Challenge to Arizona's School Tax Credit ProgramRead More
Pro & Con
Should a Court Consider Age When Determining Whether a Suspect Must Be Informed of His Miranda Rights?