This chapter discusses the adjudicatory process in juvenile court. It covers the adjudicatory hearing, right to counsel, right to jury trial, burden of proof, rules of evidence, confrontation and cross-examination, corroboration of confessions, mental capacity, double jeopardy, and discovery. The chapter also describes waiver of jurisdiction, or certification, whereby the juvenile court waives its jurisdiction over a particular case and transfers, or certifies, the case for criminal prosecution; transfer hearing and requirements of due process; and waiver criteria.
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