Excluding Violent Youths from Juvenile Court: The Effectiveness of Legislative Waiver

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Excluding Violent Youths from Juvenile Court: The Effectiveness of Legislative Waiver

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Legislative waivers excluding youths from juvenile court have expanded. Meyers studied data on 557 youths judicially waived in Pennsylvania in 1994. Those sent to adult court were more likely to be released from custody prior to disposition of their cases. Of those released, waived juveniles exhibited greater recidivism during the pre-dispositional time period than did those facing juvenile court. Despite the more severe sanctions of adult court, transferred offenders again displayed greater recidivism during the post-dispositional follow-up period. Finally, qualitative interviews with justice officials corroborated statistical results. The findings suggest a more selective approach to excluding youths from juvenile court.

ISBN

978-1931202022

Publication Date

5-10-2001

Publisher

LFB Scholarly Pub Llc

City

New York

Keywords

legislative waiver, recidivism, juvenile court, adult court

Subject: LCSH

Juvenile corrections, Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States, Prosecution -- United States -- Decision making, Juvenile recidivists -- United States

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Publisher Citation

Myers, D. L. (2001). Excluding violent youths from juvenile court: The effectiveness of legislative waiver. New York: LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC.

Excluding Violent Youths from Juvenile Court: The Effectiveness of Legislative Waiver


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