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Trying Juveniles as Adults in Criminal Court: An Analysis of State Transfer Provisions (NCJ 172836) December 1998
29 page(s)
Patrick Griffin, Patricia Torbet, Linda Szymanski, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Analyzes the principal statutory mechanisms and criteria by which juveniles are placed in the criminal justice system at the state level for serious and violent crimes. The report describes waiver, direct file, statutory exclusion, once an adult/always an adult, and reverse waiver provisions. Written by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the report is based on state statutes as amended through 1997. Ten tables and an appendix that summarizes transfer provisions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are included.