This Comment analyzes the significance of the principles animating the constitutional privilege against self-incrimination by first looking at the purposes of Washington’s Juvenile Justice Act; second, by examining the status of the privilege against self-incrimination during sentencing; and third, by applying the values protected by the privilege to the use of predisposition psychological evaluations in Washington juvenile courts.
Judith H. Ramseyer, The Court-Ordered Predisposition Evaluation Under Washington's Juvenile Justice Act: A Violation of the Privilege against Self-Incrimination?—Wash. Rev. Code § 13.40, 10 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 105 (1986).