Predicting sentencing outcomes and time served for juveniles transferred to criminal court in a rural northwestern state

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Abstract

In the past few decades, the focus of the juvenile justice system shifted from the best interests of the child to the best interests of society. One component of the shift was an increase in the waiver of juveniles to adult criminal court. Prior research suggested juveniles were typically sentenced to short prison sentences or probation in the adult criminal court. On the other hand, more recent evidence suggested sentencing outcomes had varied by offense type. In the present study, the author examined what occurred in a primarily rural northwestern state. Additionally, multivariate analyses were used to examine which factors aided in predicting sentencing outcomes and time served for this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-610
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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