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Children's Constitutional Rights to a Jury Trial?

Children have certain constitutional rights at adjudication, such as the right to an attorney and the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses. They do not, however, have the right to a trial by jury. Should juvenile offenders have a constitutional right to a jury trial? Should each state make that determination? Discuss the legal decision that addresses this issue.

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1. Children have certain constitutional rights at adjudication, such as the right to an attorney and the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses. They do not, however, have the right to a trial by jury. Should juvenile offenders have a constitutional right to a jury trial? Should each state make that determination? ...

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This solution debates whether or not juvenile offenders should be allowed the constitutional right to a jury trial. Both sides of the argument are explored. Supplemented with an article on the rights of juvenile offenders by state, and the legal issues that deal with this issue.

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