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Juvenile Transfers to Criminal Court in the 1990's: Lessons Learned From Four Studies
(NCJ 181301) August 2000
Report, 68 page(s)
Snyder, H. N., Sickmund, M., Poe-Yamagata, E.
Presents the findings of four studies of juvenile transfers to adult criminal court conducted by the National Center for Juvenile Justice. The studies, conducted in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah, addressed three basic research issues: the criteria used in transfer decisions, changes in transfer decisionmaking criteria during the 1980's and 1990's over and above changes in legislation, and the impact of new legislation that excludes additional offenders from juvenile court jurisdiction. The Summary presents an overview of each study and outlines key findings. Background on transfer mechanisms, past research, and study methodology is also provided.