Boys to Men: Transferring Juveniles to Adult Court

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Subject: LCSH

Juvenile delinquents, Juvenile courts--United States, Criminal courts--United States, Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States.


Criminology and Criminal Justice


"The topic of treating juveniles as adults has produced much debate, and during the past 20 years, a number of researchers and scholars have questioned the effectiveness of this practice. By assessing the information and evidence that is available, I attempt to bring better understanding to this controversial approach to juvenile crime, which continues to be important in the operation of both the juvenile and adult justice systems." [p. 29]


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Part of the series Criminal justice, delinquency, and corrections

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Publisher Citation

Myers, D.L. Boys to men : transferring juveniles to adult court. In McShane, M. D., & Williams, F. P. (2007). Youth violence and delinquency: Monsters and myths. Volume II: Juvenile Justice. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 29-48.