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.
Chapter 3: The Second Amendment, Youth, and Schools
The Second Amendment, Youth, and Schools
The Second Amendment and Young People
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” U.S. Constitution, Second Amendment
History of the Second Amendment
Polls of Americans show that one of the most pressing issues confronting public education today is the safety of children at school. The catastrophic gun violence by a well-armed madman against twenty children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012 has accelerated debate over American gun safety policy, with some people saying there should be far more aggressive control of firearms and others saying there should be security officers carrying firearms at ...