Category Archives: Interrogation

Let’s Change How Police Question Young Suspects

When I had been practicing in North Carolina’s juvenile courts for about a year, I represented a client charged in the same case as a 13-year-old special-education student named J.D.B. I remember sitting in a large courtroom and watching J.D.B.’s public … Continue reading

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Kids, Cops, and Confessions: Inside the Interrogation Room

During my ten years practicing in juvenile delinquency court, I’ve been struck by the overwhelming number of cases in which youth readily confess to police — often school resource officers.  Sophisticated interrogation techniques are usually not required.  The officer need … Continue reading

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The Role of the Parent during Juvenile Interrogation

  I am currently in the process of preparing this year’s syllabus for the companion course that I teach with the Juvenile Justice Clinic entitled, “The Criminal Lawyering Process.”  It is designed to introduce clinic students to North Carolina juvenile … Continue reading

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Juvenile Miranda Warnings: Perfunctory Rituals or Procedural Safeguards?

The title of this post is the title of a new paper by Dr. Richard Rogers et al., which appears in the March 2012 issue of Criminal Justice and Behavior.  Here is the abstract: The American Bar Association, via its … Continue reading

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Convenient Scapegoats: Juvenile Confessions and Exculpatory DNA in Cook County, Illinois

The title of this post is the title of a new article by Josh Tepfer (left), Craig Cooley, and Tara Thompson recently published in the Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender.  Here is an excerpt from the Introduction: In December 2001, … Continue reading

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Recess is Over: Granting Miranda Rights to Students Interrogated Inside School Walls

The title of this post is a new student comment by Kristi Kay North to be published in the Emory Law Journal, available via SSRN.  Here is the abstract: When school officials and law enforcement question students about suspicious activities without … Continue reading

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