Adjudicative Competence in the Modern Juvenile Court

  title={Adjudicative Competence in the Modern Juvenile Court},
  author={Richard E. Redding and Lynda E. Frost},
In recent years, as juvenile justice systems across the country have become more punitive and courts have held that juveniles are entitled to adult-like levels of due process protection, the adjudicative competence of juveniles has increasingly come into question. To clarify this trend, we reviewed the current state of the law in the fifty states and the District of Columbia, focusing on recent court opinions and legislation as of January of 2000. We then summarize relevant empirical research… 

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