Youth Justice in America, Second Edition engages students in an exciting, informed discussion of the U.S. juvenile justice system and fills a pressing need to make legal issues personally meaningful to young people. Written in a straightforward style, the book addresses tough, important issues that directly affect today’s youth, including the rights of accused juveniles, search and seizure, self-incrimination and confession, right to appeal, and the death penalty for juveniles. Focusing on cases that relate to the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the subject matter comes alive through a wide variety of in-book learning aids.

Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel

Sixth Amendment

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall . . . have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

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Most people get into some kind of trouble at some point. The problem might be relatively trivial: your parents accuse you of stealing cookies or your teacher says you have been interrupting the class. These things will not go to court. But it might be more serious: you are accused of shoplifting by a store owner or your school accuses you of cheating on a test or selling marijuana. Or it might be something ...

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