ERIC Number: ED262350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-15
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Selected State Laws Directed at Violent and Chronic Juvenile Offenders. Staff Brief 84-13.
Salm, Don; Haas, Shaun
This staff brief discusses the juvenile justice system in five states which have enacted specific statutory provisions directed at the violent and chronic juvenile offender. Approaches adopted by California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Washington are described which include: (1) various ways of automatically waiving or transferring youths charged with certain crimes from juvenile court jurisdiction to criminal court jurisdiction; (2) excluding certain serious offenses from juvenile court jurisdiction (e.g., murder, rape, arson); (3) lowering the age at which all young offenders come under the jurisdiction of criminal courts; and (4) imposing mandatory periods of incarceration, upon conviction, for specific offenses. Also included in this report are summaries of responses of various state officials to an inquiry regarding the effectiveness of their state's juvenile justice system. The appendix contains the juvenile disposition sentencing standards for the state of Washington which became effective July 1, 1983. (NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.