The Changing Borders of Juvenile Justice: Transfer of Adolescents to the Criminal Court

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Since the 1960s, recurring cycles of political activism over youth crime have motivated efforts to remove adolescents from the juvenile court. Periodic surges of crime youth violence in the 1970s, the spread of gangs in the 1980s, and more recently, epidemic gun violence and drug-related crime have spurred laws and policies aimed at narrowing the reach of the juvenile court. Despite declining juvenile crime rates, every state in the country has increased the number of youths tried and punished as adults. Research in this ...

The Changing Borders of Juvenile Justice: Transfer of Adolescents to the Criminal Court 2000, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226233802

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