In re Gault (1967)
This mini-lesson covers the basics of the Supreme Court’s decision that said juvenile offenders have a right to due process. Students learn about 14th Amendment due process, fairness, and the specific rights afforded juveniles in the justice system.
Partner Resources for this Lesson Plan include:
- Describe the 14th Amendment “due process of law”
- Identify the main arguments put forth in the case.
- Describe the Supreme Court’s decision and analysis.
- Identify the impact of the Court’s decision.
- Analyze fairness and due process
- Suggest important factors for juvenile courts to consider
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