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NCJ Number: 119260 Find in a Library
Title: Provisions Relating to Juveniles and Young Offenders (From Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice: Volume 2 of The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, P 645-666, 1988, B. James George, Jr. -- See NCJ-119253)
Author(s): B J George Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Law and Business
Clifton, NJ 07013
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Law and Business
855 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter details the provisions of the Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 (CCCA) relating to young offenders and juveniles and focuses on changes in Federal policy regarding the treatment of juveniles and youthful criminals.
Abstract: The 1984 statute repealed the Youth Corrections Act, thereby abolishing all special forms of treatment and release and substituting determinate sentencing administered within sentencing guidelines and Sentencing Commission policy. The statute also provides procedures for prosecuting juveniles as adults and outlines circumstances for withholding the surrender of jurisdiction over young Federal offenders to State authorities. Additional provisions dealing with juvenile records are detailed, along with changes in procedures for juvenile dispositional hearings and detention. Changes made by the 1984 legislation to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act are outlined as is the Missing Children's Assistance Act authorized by the CCCA. 118 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Juvenile codes
Index Term(s): Crime Control Act of 1984; Juvenile court waiver
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