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Title: Prosecutors' Policy Recommendations on Serious, Violent, and Habitual Youthful Offenders
Corporate Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 120
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended as a resource manual for prosecutors, this publication focuses on serious, violent, or habitual juvenile offenders and suggests general policies and possible legislative changes, lists available resources, and describes ideas currently used in various jurisdictions to deal with these offenders.
Abstract: The manual was developed by an advisory group of prosecutors convened by the American Prosecutors Research Institute. The manual covers 12 topics: organizational priorities, the decision to prosecute, adult versus juvenile prosecution, juvenile detention, juvenile sentencing, terminology, statements by juveniles, parental responsibility, information access, victims' rights, guns and dangerous weapons, gangs, and the Federal responsibility. The discussion concludes that the current juvenile justice system was created to handle nonviolent and at-risk youth and is poorly equipped to handle serious, violent, and habitual juvenile offenders. It recommends that prosecutors have the discretion to waive juvenile cases to adult court; that law enforcement, social services, and other agencies share information; and that juvenile proceedings be open to the public. Appended background information and charts on State juvenile justice systems
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile processing; Juvenile recidivists; Prosecutorial discretion
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