Confessions vulnerability of juveniles to proposal

Info icon This preview shows pages 2–3. Sign up to view the full content.

CONFESSIONS Vulnerability of Juveniles to proposal, along with their adolescent thoughts of action, raises considerable doubt as to their capability to recognize and utilize their Fifth Amendment right for their self-defense. Moreover, they are very susceptible to over incriminate themselves in crimes or, even more regrettable for all involved, admitting the crimes they did not even commit. To safeguard the interests and rights of juveniles, the states must pass several rules and laws. For instance, that courts which at present use a totality of the state of affairs test to establish whether a confession by juvenile is voluntary and thus should not be a violation of the Fifth Amendment, must discard it in favor of a less supple per se rule. In addition, states need to make the Miranda warning straightforward, into language more beneficial to comprehension of juveniles. Interrogators need to stop using similar interrogation strategies,
Image of page 2

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

3 such as the presentation of fake evidence and leading questions, on juveniles as they do on adults to increase the trustworthiness of confessions and avert false confessions on the whole (Lisa M. Krzewinski). THE IV AMENDMENT The IV amendment to the United States Constitution provides security to the citizens against any unreasonable searches or seizures by any of the investigating agencies. Any search cannot take place without a search warrant issued with a probable cause (Hanley, 1981). However the application of this amendment always creates doubt when it comes to juveniles.
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Winter '12
  • Baluja
  • Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Miranda warning, Arrest, Right to silence

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern