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Getting Scholarship Into Court Project

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Editor’s Note: The “Getting Scholarship Into Court Project” brings helpful law review articles and other writings to the attention of criminal defense attorneys. The project’s purpose is to identify scholarship that will be especially useful to courts and practitioners. Summarized on this page are articles the project’s advisory board recommends that practicing lawyers take the time to read.

Kevin Lapp
Taking Back Juvenile Confessions
64 UCLA L. Rev. 902 (2017)
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2822551 

Professor Kevin Lapp examines police practices and the rules governing the interrogation of juveniles. He shows that current doctrine does not meaningfully accommodate juveniles’ limited cognitive ability to understand their constitutional rights, their limited ability to assert those rights in a custodial setting, their increased susceptibility to the coercive pressures and interrogation strategies designed to exploit their vulnerabilities, and their elevat

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