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In Re Winship
Citation:397 U.S. 358 (1970)
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Samuel Winship (Petitioner), a 12-year-old boy, was charged with stealing $112 from a woman’s pocketbook. Had he been charged as an adult, the prosecution would have had to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In the juvenile proceedings, however, the judge relied on a New York law that allowed Winship to be found a delinquent based on a preponderance of the evidence.
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