chapter  9
Due Process and Juveniles
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INTRODUCTION Juveniles share some-but not all-of the same constitutional rights as adults. While a comprehensive analysis of juvenile rights would require an entire book and is, therefore, beyond the scope of this text, it is important to examine some of the rights pertaining to juveniles. This chapter will fi rst examine the landmark juvenile Supreme Court cases of the 1960s and 1970s (such as In re Gault) because those cases fundamentally altered the contours

of the juvenile justice system. Then we will examine the Fourth Amendment rights of juveniles in terms of search and seizure by the police. Finally, we will analyze some other important rights of juveniles such as rights in school and rights at home.