NACDL - Defending Juvenile Confessions After J.D.B. v. North Carolina

Defending Juvenile Confessions After J.D.B. v. North Carolina

The landmark trilogy of juvenile sentencing decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court1 has led to calls for systematic changes to many other aspects of the juvenile justice system. Whether it is challenging other draconian sentences as applied to juveniles,2 abolishing transfer or waiver to adult criminal court,3 or myriad other creative ideas, the possibilities are seemingly endless.