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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Sphinx Publishing; 2 edition (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402226683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402226687
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #710,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brien A. Roche is a practicing attorney in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He has been practicing law since 1976. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and a graduate of the George Washington University Law School. After college, he served in the United States Marine Corps, and thereafter served as a patrol officer with the Washington, D.C. police department (known as the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C.).

Since 1976, Mr. Roche has been engaged in the general practice of law in the tri-state area surrounding Washington, D.C. Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, his litigation practice incorporates all facets of the law.

He is the author of two professional legal texts that are published by Lexis Publishing Company. The Virginia Tort Case Finder, is a title well-recognized by Virginia lawyers and judges. The second book, The Virginia Domestic Relations Case Finder, is a must-have reference for all family law practicioners in the state of Virginia.

In addition, Mr. Roche has also authored several articles in legal publications and has lectured at numerous continuing legal education seminars around the state of Virginia.

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Inside the Juvenile Justice System

Excerpted from Law 101 by Brien A. Roche, Attorney at Law ©2004

Juvenile Court is sometimes referred to by lawyers and law enforcement officers as Kiddie Court. The Juvenile Court in some jurisdictions, however, can be more than simply what the name may imply. In some jurisdictions, it may actually be a type of
Family Court wherein all different types of family disputes may be resolved. This chapter will not deal with family law issues, but rather simply deal with issues of juvenile justice.

The logic behind the juvenile court system in the United States is that because juveniles are underage, they should be dealt with in a different fashion than adults. In many jurisdictions, juvenile offenses are not even referred to as criminal offenses. Juvenile records in most jurisdictions are strictly confidential and are not subject to public access either by means of subpoena or other inquiry. As such, a juvenile arrested and processed through the Juvenile Court does not have to report that offense on a job application or other type of inquiry unless directly asked about it since the inquiry itself is not going to be subject to any public confirmation.

Proceedings in Juvenile Court are all conducted by a judge with no jury present. For certain types of offenses, however, a juvenile may be transferred to the adult system and may be tried as an adult with all the consequences that might apply to an adult. (That type of treatment is generally reserved for more serious offenses.)

An offense in Juvenile Court is generally handled in a somewhat informal fashion. There may be a prosecutor present in Juvenile Court. That prosecutor represents the interest of the government or the victim. The prosecutor may present evidence in front of the judge who then hears from the defense and renders a decision. That decision normally consists of a finding of whether the juvenile is involved and if so there may be some punishment imposed. That punishment may consist simply of a monetary fine, performing some community service, or for more extreme circumstances, confinement to a juvenile home for a period of time.

The thrust of the juvenile court system is to be instructive and rehabilitative-to instruct the juvenile as to the error of his or her ways and to assist him or her with rehabilitation. That is dramatically different from the thrust of the adult court system, which may have an element of rehabilitation about it, but is more oriented toward a finding of guilt or innocence and then punishing the guilty.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JTP on October 13, 2005
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I bought this book to use as a resource to teach a law class to Juniors and Seniors at a Charter School for motivated learners. This book has been a godsend when it comes to structuring my course, as there are NO TEXTBOOKS out there that cover the wide spectrum of the law, without fluff or opinion. I hope to adopt this book as our class text book for next year, as it is so information-packed and so informative that I find myself practically lecturing right out of the book! I recommend it to other teachers, and to anyone who wants to learn about all the types of law. It would be very helpful to students considering a career in the law, who want to know what types of law exist. It is also a convenient-to-carry size with larger type so that it is easy to understand and read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Endo on May 8, 2009
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This is the BEST and most informative legal guide for the lay person I've come across and I reviewed many. It's the only reference of its kind that helped me every single step of the way from moving to sue for wrongful termination to realizing the perfect approach was to sue for intentional tort/battery as well as negligence. Brien Roche wrote a legal masterpiece in very friendly language and I highly recommend this book to everyone. Many may not realize they can receive a 6-, 7- or 8-figure judgment in their favor, that they're sitting on a situation that the law says is worth a lot in dollars - they just need to know how to present it intelligently to prospective attorneys. This book did this for me!
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If you are preparing to enter Law School and know almost nothing about the law, this is an excellent book to purchase. I have had Contracts, Torts, Crim. Law and Crim. Pro, as well as Civ. Pro and I learned several things from the book that did not know. I would recommend the book to any pre-law student as well as someone preparing to enter law school soon.
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While this book would not interest a legal professional, it is an excellent basic text on U.S. law for the lay person or beginning pre-law student. The simple definitions and descriptions make the law approachable and gives a good basis for future legal study. It also could serve well as a shelf reference for a family library.
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By K. M. Kramer on December 11, 2012
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I keep this book on my bookshelf. It's a helpful tool when I have questions and it's written in a straightforward easy-to-understand manner. Helpful resource.
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