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Accession Number PB2013-102930
Title Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2009.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author B. Adams S. Addie
Abstract All states have established an upper age of original jurisdiction for juvenile courts (age 15, 16, or 17, depending on the state). However, states also have various laws that allow juveniles younger than the upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction to be tried as adults. There are three basic types of transfer laws. Concurrent jurisdiction laws allow prosecutors discretion on whether they file a case in juvenile or criminal court. Statutory exclusion laws grant criminal courts original jurisdiction over certain classes of cases involving juveniles. Judicial waiver laws authorize or require juvenile court judges to remove certain youth from juvenile court jurisdiction to be tried as adults in criminal court.
Keywords Adults
Criminal justice
Judicial decisions
Juvenile delinquency
State laws

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
Corporate Author Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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