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Critique of Waiver Research

Title: A Critique of Waiver Research: Critical Next Steps in Assessing the Impacts of Laws for Transferring Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System.
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Name(s): Mears, Daniel P., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2003-01-01
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Of the many recent changes in juvenile justice, none are more prominent than waiver laws designed to more easily transfer young offenders to adult courts. These laws create more options to punish youth as if they were adults, leading some to question the need for a separate juvenile justice system. As yet, however, we have little systematic empirical basis for assessing the effectiveness of these laws. To help develop the foundation for such an assessment, this article examines the leading intended and unintended impacts identified by researchers. It then discusses critical research gaps that must be addressed if we are to develop a balanced and empirically informed assessment of the effectiveness of waiver.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461348666 (IID), 10.1177/1541204002250876 (DOI)
Keywords: waiver, transfer, juvenile, justice, impacts
Publication Note: Publisher’s version of record available at http://yvj.sagepub.com/content/1/2/156.short
Preferred Citation: Mears, Daniel P. 2003. “A Critique of Waiver Research: Critical Next Steps in Assessing the Impacts of Laws for Transferring Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 1(2):156-172.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461348666
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 1

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Mears, D. P. (2003). A Critique of Waiver Research: Critical Next Steps in Assessing the Impacts of Laws for Transferring Juveniles to the Criminal Justice System. Youth Violence And Juvenile Justice. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461348666