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Legal Boundaries Between the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems in the United States

Patrick Griffin

in From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199828166
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199951208 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.003.0007
Legal Boundaries Between the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems in the United States

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This chapter describes the complex patchwork of jurisdictional age, transfer, and blended sentencing laws that determine where, in any given state, the juvenile justice system leaves off and the adult criminal justice system begins.

Keywords: age of jurisdiction; Transfer; blended sentencing; criminalization; waiver; direct file; statutory exclusion; prosecutorial discretion; sentencing; concurrent jurisdiction

Chapter.  4666 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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