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The Conundrum of Girls and Juvenile Justice Processing  

Kimberly Kempf‐Leonard

Due to the under-representation of females, public officials have paid less attention to understanding their offending or to developing and assessing prevention and intervention strategies ... More

The Elusive Juvenile Court: Its Origins, Practices, and Re-Inventions  

David S. Tanenhaus

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
This article traces the ideological origins and legal foundations of the juvenile court. It examines juvenile courts at work in the early twentieth century, their guiding principles, and ... More

The Front End of the Juvenile Court: Intake and Informal versus Formal Processing  

Daniel P. Mears

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
This article is focused on front-end processing in the juvenile court. The front end of juvenile justice refers to initial court decisions about how to process cases. The article discusses ... More

Procedural Rights in Juvenile Courts: Competence and Consequences  

Barry C. Feld

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the “law on the books” and the “law in action” in juvenile courts. It analyzes developmental psychological research on juveniles' competence to exercise rights. It ... More

Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court  

Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Transfer of juvenile offenders for adult prosecution provides the nexus between the deterministic, rehabilitative premises of juvenile justice and the free-will, punishment assumptions of ... More

Varieties of Juvenile Court: Nonspecialized Courts, Teen Courts, Drug Courts, and Mental Health Courts  

Jeffrey A. Butts, John K. Roman, and Jennifer Lynn‐Whaley

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
A juvenile court is a type of specialized court or a court docket devoted to one or more specific categories of legal matter. Today, there are many specialized courts. This article ... More

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