The Development And Evolution Of Juvenile Justice Essay

754 Words Jan 8th, 2015 4 Pages
The three cases that I chose to believe that have been the most important in the development and evolution of juvenile justice are In re Gault in 1967, Breed versus Jones in 1975 and Schall versus Martin in 1984. I have chosen these three cases because, no individual should be tried twice for the same crime in multiple courts. I believe that if a juvenile is in any kind of trouble with the law, that the juveniles caretaker should be notified immediately. Also that juveniles should be allowed the same rights as adults, they are still humans. In my opinion, I think it is a good idea to place a juvenile in a detention facility, especially when they are deemed to be harmful to themselves and or other individuals in society. Many cases in history are “Learn as you go” cases. When I say learn as you go cases, I mean that no body really knew any better as to what should be included in a case. The country 's laws have been set from previous mistakes, trial and error. Such as the fourteenth amendment applying to juvenile courts. Under the fourteenth amendment, each and every living individual who is to be tried or is being tried, is entitled to equal protection of the law. In the case of In re Gault, the fourteenth amendment had played a major part of the case. The juveniles parents were not informed of their son 's actions nor his whereabouts. After hearing their son 's sentence, and receiving a harsher punishment than an adult, the parents raised a petition to rehear…

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