Hon. Barry A. Cozier
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Email: bcozier@ebglaw.com
Telephone: 212.351.4730
Fax: 212.878.8674

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Syllabus – Fall 2006
Juvenile Justice Survey Professor Barry A. Cozier
Course ID# CRGLO413051 Co-Instructor: Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy
This seminar will utilize J. Eric Smithburn, Cases and Materials in Juvenile Law (Anderson
Publishing Co., 2002 or NexisLexis Group, 2002) as its primary text. It is the student’s
responsibility to obtain all reading materials. Any readings assigned but not contained in the
text can be accessed at any law library or through electronic databases such as Lexis and
Westlaw.
Week 1 – August 29, 2006
The History of the Juvenile Court
Text Page(s)
• Children in Criminal Court .......................................................................................1–6
• Ex parte Crouse, 4 Whart. 9 (Pa. 1839) ..................................................................6–7
• People ex rel. O’Connell v. Turner, 55 Ill. 280 (1870) .............................................8–11
• Doctrine of Parens Patriae......................................................................................11–13
• Philosophy of a Separate Juvenile Court ................................................................13–15
• Illinois Juvenile Court Act of 1899 .........................................................................15–19
Week 2 – September 5, 2006
Constitutional Foundations of Children’s Rights
• Introduction ......................................................................................................173–174
• Kent v. United States, 383 U.S. 541, 86 S.Ct. 1045 (1966) .............................174–184
• In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1, 87 S. Ct. 1428 (1967) .................................................212–232
• In Re Winship, 397 U.S. 358, 90 S.Ct. 1068 (1970) ........................................232–237
• McKeiver v. Pennsylvania, 403 U.S. 528, 91 S. Ct. 1976 (1971) .................... 238-244
Week 3 – September 12, 2006
Search and Seizure
• State v. Lowry, 230 A.2d 907 (N.J. Super. Ct. 1967) .........................................72–74
• New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325, 105 S. Ct. 733 (1985) ...........................153–158
• Isiah B. v. State, 500 N.W.2d 637 (Wis. 1993) ................................................158–161
• Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton, (U.S. 1995) ..........................................161–172
• Matter of Gregory M., 82 N.Y.2d 588, 627 N.E. 2d 500 (1993) ..................... Look up
• Rhodes v. Guarracino, 54 F. Supp.2d 186 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) ............................ Look up
• Board of Education of Indep. School Dist. No. 92 of Pottawatomie v. Earls,
536 U.S. 822, 122 S.Ct. 2559 (2002) ................................................................ Look up
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Week 4 – September 19, 2006
Arrest, Interrogation and Confession
• Introduction .........................................................................................................91–92
• Haley v. Ohio, 332 U.S. 596, 68 S.Ct. 302 (1948) .......................................... Look up
• Gallegos v. Colorado, 370 U.S. 49, 82 S.Ct. 1209 (1962) ............................... Look up
• Fare v. Michael C., 442 U.S. 707, 99 S. Ct. 2560 (1979) .................................93–104
• N.Y. Family Court Act* §§ 305.1, 305.2, 307.1 .............................................. Look up
• People v. Salaam, 83 N.Y.2d 51, 629 N.E.2d 371 (1993) ............................... Look up
• Reversal: People v. Kharey Wise, 194 Misc. 2d 481,
752 N.Y.S.2d 837 (2003)................................................................................... Look up
Week 5 – September 26, 2006
Pre-Trial Detention
• Schall v. Martin, 467 U.S. 253, 104 S. Ct. 2403 (1984) .......................................78–87
• Bell v. Superior Court, 574 P.2d 39 (Ariz. 1977) ........................................ 85, Look up
• N.Y. Family Court Act §§ 320.5 [amended 2000] and 325.1 ........................... Look up
• Cox v. Turley, 506 F.2d 1347 (6th Cir.1974) ....................................... 85–86, Look up
• Redman v. Co. of San Diego, 896 F.2d 362 (9th Cir. 1991) ............................. Look up
Week 6 – October 10, 2006
Juvenile Witnesses; Speedy Trial
• Davis v. Alaska, 415 U.S. 308, 94 S.Ct. 1105 (1974) ...................................... Look up
• In Re Sean R., 145 A.D.2d 637, 536 N.Y.S.2d 162 (2d Dep’t 1989) ............... Look up
• In re. C.T.F., 316 N.W.2d 865 (Iowa 1982) .....................................................248–253
• N.Y. Family Court Act §§ 310.2, 340.1 ............................................................ Look up
• Matter of Frank C., 70 N.Y.2d 408, 516 N.E.2d 1203 (1987) .......................... Look up
• In the Matter of Benjamin L., 92 N.Y.2d 660, 708 N.E.2d 156 (1999) .............. Look up
Week 7 – October 17, 2006
Infancy and Mental Capacity; Double Jeopardy
• In re Robert M., 441 N.Y.S.2d 860 (N.Y. Fam. Ct. 1981) ..................................45–49
• In re Carey, 615 N.W.2d 742 (Mich. Ct. App. 2000) ......................................205–211
• State In Interest of Causey, 363 So.2d 472 (La. 1978) .................................... Look up
• Commonwealth v. Chatman, 2000 WL 1650120, *1 (Va. 2000) .........................49–52
• N.Y. Family Court Act §§ 322.1, 322.2............................................................ Look up
• Breed v. Jones, 421 U.S. 519, 95 S.Ct. 1779 (1975) .......................................253–260
• N.Y. Family Court Act § 303.2 ......................................................................... Look up
• N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law §§ 40.10, 40.20, 40.30 ...................................... Look up
* Provisions of Family Court Act, Article 3, are found in McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New
York Annotated, Book 29A - Judiciary, Part 1 (Court Acts).
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Week 8 – October 24, 2006
Infancy and Mental Capacity; Double Jeopardy
• Smith v. Daily Mail Publishing Co., 443 U.S. 97, 99 S.Ct. 2667 (1979) ............. Look up
• In re Jesse McM., 164 Cal. Rptr. 199 (Cal. Ct. App. 1980) ..............................244–248
• In Re J.S., 140 Vt. 458, 438 A.2d 1125 (Vt. 1981) .......................................... Look up
• Globe Newspaper Co. v. Super Ct., 457 U.S. 596, 102 S.Ct. 2613 (1982) ...... Look up
• Pennsylvania v. Ritchie, 480 U.S. 39, 107 S.Ct. 989 (1987) .............................. Look up
Week 9 – October 31, 2006
Access to N.Y.S. Family Court Proceedings; Sealing and Expungement of Juvenile
Records; The Role of Counsel in Juvenile Proceedings
• Matter of M.S., 173 Misc.2d 656, 662 N.Y.S.2d 207
(Fam. Ct., Westchester Co. 1997) ....................................................................... Look up
• N.Y. Family Court Act §§ 341.1, 354.1, 375.1, 375.3 ...................................... Look up
• Uniform Rules of the Family Court (N.Y.S.) § § 205.4, 205.5 ............................ Look up
• Kentucky Bar Association v. Guidugli, 967 S.W.2d 587 (Ky. 1998) ...................260–262
• Doe v. United States, 964 F. Supp. 1429 (S.D. Cal. 1997) .................................262–265
• State Ex. Rel. J.M. v. Taylor , 166 W.Va. 511, 276 S.E.2d 199 (W.Va. 1981) .. Look up
• The Florida Bar, Role of the Lawyer in Delinquency Cases,
Florida Juvenile Law and Practice (1997) ..............................................................Handout
• N.Y. Family Court Act §§ 241, 249, 249-a; 320.2(2), 341.2(1), 354.2 ............. Look up
Week 10 – November 7, 2006
Prosecution of Juveniles as Adults; Transfer and Waiver
• People v. J.S., 103 Ill.2d 395, 469 N.E.2d 1090 (1984) .................................... Look up
• In re D.F.B., 433 N.W.2d 79 (Minn. 1988) ....................................................... Look up
• United States v. K.J.C., 976 F. Supp. 1219 (N.D. Iowa 1997) ...........................187–196
• State v. Verhagen, 542 N.W.2d 189 (Wis. Ct. App. 1995) .................................197–203
• In Re C.A.H. and B.A.R., 89 N.J. 326, 446 A.2d 93 (1982) .............................. Look up
• Elliot v. District Ct., 211 Mont. 1, 684 P.2d 481 (Mont. 1984) ........................... Look up
Week 11 – November 14, 2006
Designated Felonies and Juvenile Offenders under New York Law
• N.Y. Family Court Act § 301.2, subd. (8) and (9) .............................................. Look up
• Matter of Meleick H., 170 Misc.2d 230, 647 N.Y.S.2d 669
(Fam Ct., Kings Co. 1996) .................................................................................. Look up
• N.Y. Penal Law §§ 10.00 subd. (18) [amended 1998], 30.00 [amended 1998],
60.10, 70.05 [amended 1998] .............................................................................. Look up
• N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law §§ 210.43, 725.00, 725.05, 725.10, 725.15 ....... Look up
• Matter of Raymond G., 93 N.Y.2d 531, 693 N.Y.S.2d 482 (1999).................... Look up
• N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law §§ 720.10, 720.15, 720.20, 720.30, 720.35
[amended 2001]; N.Y. Penal Law 60.02 .............................................................. Look up
• People v. Calderon, 79 N.Y.2d 61, 588 N.E.2d 61 (1992) ................................ Look up
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