ERIC Number: ED113801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
School Security and Rights of Juveniles.
Smith, Charles Z.
After introductory sections on the incidence of crime among juveniles and in the schools, the author concentrates on the rights of students in the schools and in the courts. He traces the historical development of juvenile courts from their original intentions up to the Supreme Court decisions that have granted substantial civil liberties to juveniles. It is noted that not every case of delinquency (based on criminal law violations) need be referred to juvenile court. It is possible that an administrative unit of a school could make appropriate disposition of school-related delinquent acts, provided that the requirements of due process and fundamental fairness are met. If a student is referred outside the school system, it is reasonable to expect that he would be first referred to the juvenile court. If a juvenile is referred to the court, the school must be willing to accept the jurisdiction of the court as controlling. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Security Directors (6th, Seattle, Washington, July 15, 1975)