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Trying Juveniles as Adults in Criminal Court: An Analysis of State Transfer Provisions

Publication year: 1998  |  Cataloged on: Mar 25, 2011

This report describes provisions by which juveniles are tried as adults in criminal court for serious/violent offenses in every state as of the end of the 1997 legislative session. It also describes statutory mechanisms for reverse waiver and those that permanently terminate juvenile court jurisdiction over juveniles previously tried or convicted as adults. An appendix provides a state by state summary of transfer provisions, as well as age offense criteria for each.

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Tags:   Transfer to Criminal Court