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State Responses to Serious and Violent Juvenile Crime (NCJ 161565) July 1996
Report
75 page(s)
Patricia Torbet, Richard Gable, Hunter Hurst IV, Imogene Montgomery, Linda Szymanski, Douglas Thomas
The violent criminal behavior of a relatively small proportion of juvenile offenders has created a public perception of rampant violent crime by juveniles and has prompted action by State legislatures and governors to get tough on crime; this report documents the scope of those actions.
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