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Grantham University Kent v United States 1966 Criminal Juvenile Justice Essay

Grantham University

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Table 10.2 outlines important juvenile cases throughout history. Choose three cases you believe have been most important in the development/evolution of juvenile justice and why.

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2-3 pages double spaced

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Running head: JUVENILE CASES

Criminal justice
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JUVENILE CASES
Kent v. United States (1966)
This case involves Morris Kent who is 16 years of age who was convicted with a series
of crimes involving robberies. During the interrogation, Kent proved guilty of committing this
crimes. Through the support of his mother, Kent hired an attorney general to help him through
his trials. The preceding judge in the juvenile court during this case waived Kent’s case thus the
case would be transferred from the juvenile’s court to the district court for adults. This raised a
lot of questions and Kent decided to submit his case to the Supreme Court. From this case, the
Supreme Court came up with the conclusion that the Due Process Clause of the 14th amendment
is the Primary Holding that applies to both juvenile and adult defendants. Paulsen, M. G. (1966)
stated that,...

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