OJJDP Bulletin Examines State Juvenile Transfer Laws
September 27, 2011
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has published, "Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting."
In the 1980s and 1990s, legislatures in nearly every state expanded transfer laws that allowed or required the prosecution of juveniles in adult criminal courts. This bulletin, which is part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, provides the latest overview of state transfer laws and practices and examines available state-level data on juveniles adjudicated in the criminal justice system.
"Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting" (NCJ 232434) is available online at: www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/232434.pdf.
Print copies can be ordered online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
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