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NCJ Number: 119892 Find in a Library
Title: Aging Youngsters Before Their Time
Journal: Update on Law-Related Education  Volume:7  Issue:2  Dated:(Fall 1983)  Pages:18-21,60-61
Author(s): T Engler
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 6
Grant Number: 79-JN-AX-0006
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In response to increasing public concern about juvenile crime, legislators, prosecutors, and others have begun to re-examine both specific provisions of their State's juvenile codes and the general philosophy of the juvenile justice system.
Abstract: One mechanism for dealing with juvenile violence, the transfer of young offenders from the supposedly more benign juvenile court to the supposedly more punitive world of the adult criminal court, is becoming the focus of renewed attention. As greater numbers of youths are transferred to criminal courts for trial and the scope of transfer laws is expanded, many observers question the fundamental framework of the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
Main Term(s): Juvenile court procedures
Index Term(s): Juvenile designated felonies; Juvenile offenders
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