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Title: Juvenile Offenders in Criminal Court and Adult Prison: Legal, Psychological, and Behavioral Outcomes
Journal: Juvenile and Family Court Journal  Volume:50  Issue:1  Dated:Winter 1999  Pages:1-20
Author(s): R E Redding
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 97-JN-FX-0016
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Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses State transfer laws and the legal consequences of criminal court prosecution.
Abstract: Trying serious or chronic juvenile offenders in criminal court and then incarcerating them in adult correctional facilities raises the question of the extent to which those actions promote or retard community protection and the development of juvenile offenders' accountability and competencies. The article reviews research on the deterrence effect of transfer laws, conviction and sentencing, and recidivism in juvenile versus criminal court, and conditions and programming in juvenile versus adult correctional facilities. While there is some research on the effects of transfer on recidivism, there is virtually no research on the other psychological and behavioral effects on juveniles of prosecution and incarceration in the adult criminal justice system. Such research is critical for informing policy and practice concerning whether juveniles should be incarcerated in adult facilities and, if so, how those facilities can best serve the juveniles under their care. Tables, references, notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Corrections; Courts; Deterrence; Effects of juvenile imprisonment; Juvenile court waiver; Juveniles in adult facilities; OJJDP grant-related documents; Recidivism; Serious juvenile offenders
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