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Title: Time and Process in Juvenile Court
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1985)  Pages:37-55
Author(s): A R Mahoney
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Grant Number: 79-JN-AX-0034
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recent efforts to establish time standards for juveniles suggest that delay is now perceived as a problem in juvenile courts.
Abstract: This article discusses why time is important to juveniles and introduces four ways of conceptualizing it: court time, case time, defendant time, and intervention time. The second part of the article describes a study of case processing time in one juvenile court, exploring the factors associated with long case processing times and the stages in the process in which cases take longest. The article concludes with a discussion of the implications of the different kinds of time for juveniles and some suggestions for research on delay in juvenile courts. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile case management
Index Term(s): Case processing; Court delays; Juvenile courts
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