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Aging Youngsters Before Their Time

NCJ Number
Update on Law-Related Education Volume: 7 Issue: 2 Dated: (Fall 1983) Pages: 18-21,60-61
T Engler
Date Published
6 pages
In response to increasing public concern about juvenile crime, legislators, prosecutors, and others have begun to re-examine both specific provisions of their State's juvenile codes and the general philosophy of the juvenile justice system.
One mechanism for dealing with juvenile violence, the transfer of young offenders from the supposedly more benign juvenile court to the supposedly more punitive world of the adult criminal court, is becoming the focus of renewed attention. As greater numbers of youths are transferred to criminal courts for trial and the scope of transfer laws is expanded, many observers question the fundamental framework of the juvenile and criminal justice systems.