7th Annual WML Academic Symposium

Time: 12:00 Noon
Rm 224
Presenter(s): Keyonna Smith
Title: Processing of Juvenile Suspects: How age can change the processing of criminals
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Catherine Cowling , Criminal Justice

In the last few years there have been several changes in criminal procedure within the United States. One area that has not received much change is the procedure for dealing with juveniles versus adults. This paper will explore the contrast between the two from the arrest process through the court proceedings, as well as the rights that the accused possess throughout. The rights of juveniles have come a long way as juvenile courts have continuously become more formally recognized by the states. This paper will research and analyze the euphemisms we utilize in cases of juvenile matters as well as the procedures and steps we take in handling them in comparison to adults entering.