Tag Archives: Juvenile

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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The National Center for Children in Poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty, which is part of the Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, provides access to data at both the national and state level about low income and … Continue reading

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HEA 1343 — Motor Driven Cycles

Anyone who has worked in a court that routinely deals with traffic offenses knows the confusion of the terms motorcycle, motor scooter, motorized bicycle, moped, etc.  Some were defined by Indiana law and others were just common terms with no … Continue reading

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2014 Changes to I.C. 7.1 — Minors and Alcohol

Included in the criminal code reform efforts was SEA 236, which revises many statutes in I.C. 7.1.-5-7 related to minors and alcohol, all of which go into effect on July 1, 2014. I.C. 7.1-5-7-1 was amended raise the penalty for … Continue reading

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Age as a Consideration in Consent Searches of Minors?

Should the police be required to take the age of the child into account when seeking consent to search as a possible extension of J.D.B. v. North Carolina?  A new forthcoming article, Consent Searches of Minors, in the New York University Review … Continue reading

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State v. I.T. — Use of Mental Health Treatment Disclosures

State v. I.T., decided on March 12, 2014, addresses the use of I.C. 31-32-2-2.5(b), which the Court calls the Juvenile Mental Health Statute.  The statute provides that, in general, “a statement communicated to an evaluator in the evaluator’s official capacity … Continue reading

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