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Publication Date


Subject: LCSH

Juvenile corrections, Corrections


Criminology and Criminal Justice


(From p. 3) The basic question addressed in this body of research is as follows: Does transferring juvenile offenders to the adult criminal justice system produce a specific deterrent, criminogenic, or null effect? Unfortunately, despite two decades of research and the meta-analytic techniques employed in this study, a definitive answer to this question remains unclear. Nevertheless, when the results of this meta-analysis are considered along with findings from other relevant research conducted during the past 20 years, it seems clear that the practice of treating juveniles as adults should be limited to the most serious, violent, and chronic offenders, who are in need of lengthy incapacitation for the sake of public safety.


This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Myers, D. L. (2016), Juvenile Transfer to Adult Court. Criminology & Public Policy, 15: 927–938, which has been published in final form at . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.



Publisher Citation

Myers, D. L. (2016), Juvenile Transfer to Adult Court. Criminology & Public Policy, 15: 927–938. doi:10.1111/1745-9133.12232



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