This paper intends to answer the following questions:
Should juvenile offenders have a constitutional right to a jury trial?
Should each state make that determination? The legal decision (Amendment 6 and 14th) which addressed the issue will be briefly discussed as well as part of the answers to the aforementioned questions. Should juvenile offenders have a constitutional right to a jury trial?
Yes, juvenile offenders should be given a right to a jury trial. Doing otherwise will be considered unlawful since this is a violation of “the Sixth Amendment” which covers the “Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions”. The “Sixth Amendment” holds that an individual who undergoes criminal trial should be given a right to “an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed”. In addition to that, juvenile offenders should be given a right to a jury trial because anybody who deprives them of this violates the “Fourteenth Amendment” which involves the “Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection”. Explaining further a jury trial is part of what is technically referred to as “due process”. Also, “equal protection” is provided if a “jury trial” is given to the juvenile offender. Should each state make that determination? There is really no need for each state to make such a decision because this is already covered the “Fourteenth Amendment” which involves the “Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection”. Here, it is clearly stated that “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privilege or immunities of citizens of the US”. This means that people are protected by the constitution and even their States cannot do anything to take this right away from them. The same is true with “a right to a jury trial”, it is not necessary that each State determines what their law will be about this since whether States make a move or not, citizens are still protected by the constitution.
FindLaw. (2008). Sixth Amendment. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment06/
FindLaw. (2008). Fourteenth Amendment. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment14/
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more