Supreme Court Ruling Protects Miranda Rights of Children
June 16, 2011 | Grantee Publications | Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that age must be considered by law enforcement in determining whether Miranda warnings must be given to children during police interrogations. The Juvenile Law Center, a recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, played a key role in the case, filing amicus briefs on behalf of the plaintiff. Citing research by the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, those briefs demonstrated that kids are different from adults and so should be treated differently under the law.

Read more on the ruling.

Stay Informed
Sign up for periodic news updates and event invitations.

Connect with us on social media or view all of our social media content in one place.

The privacy of your data is important to us. We've updated our privacy policies in response to General Data Protection Regulation.