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In re Gault

  • By: Sam Swindell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

In re Gault (1967) is considered one of the most important cases in juvenile justice in the United States. Gault overturned procedures formalized during the 20th century that many considered paternalistic. Although the impact of Gault on ...

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