Category Archives: Confessions

HB 1304 — Many Juvenile Topics — Committee Hearing January 28, 2015

HB 1304 is a significant bill in terms of juvenile law this legislative session.  It includes many of the suggested changes from the Interim Study Committee on Criminal Code and Corrections, including: Modifying IC 5-2-6-24 to require the Criminal Justice Institute to … Continue reading

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New Mexico v. Antonio T. — Interrogations of Juveniles at Schools

New Mexico v. Antonio T (N.M. October 23, 2014), is a case from New Mexico about a scenario that is all-to-familiar in schools around the country.  A school administrator questioned a juvenile about an act that may be a crime … Continue reading

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Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code Recommendations for 2015 Legislative Session

The Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code published the minutes from the October 6, 2014 meeting, which included several recommendations related to juvenile law: That legislation be filed in the next session requiring that the interrogation of juveniles … Continue reading

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The Way We Interrogate Children Must Change

It makes no sense that adults who may face felony criminal charges are afforded more protections while being interrogated than a vulnerable teenager or preteen child.  Yet, that is true today in Indiana.  With a few exceptions, a confession cannot … Continue reading

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Effective Juvenile Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques Online Series

A free, online training series about effective juvenile interviewing and interrogation techniques has been released by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). … Continue reading

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Call to End Certain School Administrator Interrogations

A recent case involving an arrest following a false confession highlights the need for a change to Indiana law.  If a school employs school resource officers who are functioning as law enforcement officers, then school administrators must no longer be allowed to … Continue reading

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NACDL Champion Magazine Focuses on Juveniles

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) devoted the March 2014 issue of The Champion magazine to juvenile justice issues.  The articles can now be accessed without a membership  here, and include: Skilled Advocates Fighting for Children by Maureen Pacheco Youth … Continue reading

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