Juvenile law and lore present a series of real contradictions. An enormous mound of articles deal with the field, but there are only two Supreme Court cases directly on the question of juvenile rights in the juvenile court process. We have been exhorted time and time again to trust the state as a "loving parent" who has the child's best interests at heart. But many scholars have documented the horrors that a juvenile actually experiences in the state's dealings with him. Some judges too have recognized these horrors.
The Poor Kid,
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