Juvenile Oct/23 notes
Juvenile Oct/23 notes CJA3395-01
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Peter Wright on Friday October 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CJA3395-01 at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania taught by Dr. Justin Crowl in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System in Criminal Justice at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.
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Date Created: 10/23/15
Characteristics of transferred juveniles In 2004 only 36 of waived juveniles were violent offenders 60 were propertydrug offenders Most violent offenders are not being targeted for waivers but rather these mostly non violent delinquents Why propertyd rug offenders Persistent offenders multiple counts of crime Exceeding maximum number of adjudications judges have wide discretion and think that these habitual offenders will stop once they get a bout in an adult prison facility Drug offenders are seen as bad people and the war on drugs has made drug offences to be far more severe than they actually are Pros to getting waived to the adult court Cons Additional rights given like a trial by jury Enhanced public and jury sympathy Burden of proof goes up to quotbeyond reasonable doubtquot so it is harder to convict a juvenile Death penalty is suddenly a possible punishment Sentencing becomes more severe Case becomes public Prison is far more dangerous than a juvenile facility
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