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NCJ Number: 156028 Find in a Library
Title: Survey of Juvenile Waiver Statutes in the Fifty States and the District of Columbia
Corporate Author: National Rifle Assoc
Crime Strike Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Rifle Assoc
Fairfax, VA 22030
Sale Source: National Rifle Assoc
Crime Strike Division
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents a chart that shows the existence and components of each State's and the District of Columbia's juvenile waiver statute.
Abstract: The information is current through March 31, 1995. Juvenile waiver statutes pertain to whether, how, and under what circumstances juveniles can be tried in an adult criminal court. The information provided for each State encompasses the code provision for the juvenile waiver statute; age restrictions specified in the statute; the crime restrictions; and whether the waiver is mandatory, discretionary, or presumptive. "Felony" as used in the chart refers to an offense that would constitute a felony if committed by an adult. The report notes that even where mandatory transfer to adult court is indicated, an adult court may have statutory authority to transfer the case to juvenile court, or there may be an exception that permits the juvenile court to retain jurisdiction. Where the adult court has original jurisdiction, as indicated on the chart by the existence of an exclusion, the likelihood of an eligible case being sent to juvenile court is substantially reduced.
Main Term(s): Juvenile court waiver
Index Term(s): State laws; State-by-state analyses
Note: A CrimeStrike Report.
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