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Juvenile Law Bulletin

Applying the Reasonable Child Standard to Juvenile Interrogations After J.D.B. v. North Carolina

Thursday, February 25, 2016

This bulletin addresses the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark holding in J.D.B. that a juvenile’s age informs the inquiry of whether a juvenile is in custody for purposes of Miranda v. Arizona. Examining cases decided in the five years since J.D.B., the bulletin illustrates how J.D.B.’s reasonable child standard transformed the Miranda custody analysis for juveniles. 

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