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Title: Project To Develop a Model Juvenile Handgun Code for the States
Corporate Author: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
United States of America
Date Published: December 1995
Page Count: 480
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
Washington, DC 20001
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 95-JN-FX-0003
Sale Source: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report evaluates existing and proposed juvenile handgun legislation in the States and makes recommendations to the U.S. attorney general regarding the development of model juvenile handgun legislation that is constitutional and enforceable.
Abstract: Chapter I explains the project's methodology, discusses the principles that guided development of the proposed model code, addresses definitions used in the proposed code, and explains the uses and limitations of the proposed model code and other materials generated by the project. Chapter II addresses statutory and constitutional issues that may affect States' formulation and enforcement of juvenile handgun codes; and Chapter III profiles and analyzes States' existing juvenile codes. Chapter IV presents the proposed model juvenile handgun code and commentary, as well as related analyses. The proposed code focuses on definitions, possession, exceptions, liability for transfer to juveniles, and gun-free schools. Chapter V discusses issues related to the adjudication and disposition of juveniles alleged to have violated juvenile handgun code provisions; and Chapter VI discusses observations and recommendations of the resource group that pertain to research, code implementation, and firearms regulation in general. State-by-State compilations of code provisions examined for the model code development project, as well as summaries of those provisions are included in appendixes. A 36-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Juvenile gun ownership
Index Term(s): Gun control legislation; Handguns; OJJDP grant-related documents; State laws; State-by-state analyses
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