Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

Criminal Law Bulletin

Keywords

Kent v. United States, juvenile justice, youth tried as adults, Roper v. Simmons

Abstract

The US Supreme Court first reviewed a state's statutory procedure for juvenile transfer to adult criminal courts in Kent v. US 1 Morris Kent was a fourteen-year-old first convicted for purse snatching and house-breaking, placed on probation, and later charged at the age of sixteen with robbery and rape. 2 Kent was arrested, presumably admitted to involvement in these crimes after seven hours of interrogation, and placed in a receiving home for one week.

Publication Status

1

Embargo Period

5-20-2014

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