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Children's Rights Under and the Law$
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Samuel Davis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199795482

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795482.001.0001

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(p.326) 11 Adjudication
Children's Rights Under and the Law

Samuel M. Davis

Oxford University Press

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.

Keywords:   juvenile court, adjudicatory process, waiver of jurisdiction, adjudicatory hearing, right to counsel, jury trial, burden of proof, mental capacity, double jeopardy

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