Juvenile Adjudications: A Cross-Cultural Examination

Taiping Ho, Ball State University
Aisha Chism, Ball State University

ABSTRACT
The United States has been named the country that prosecutes juveniles as adults at a higher rate than any other developed countries in the world. Other countries have caught on to the United States' trend in prosecuting juveniles. This study's results showed that incarcerating juveniles as adults rather as children would have a substantial negative effect. Such measures taken before the onset of waivers have been evaluated, and the practicality of waivers before and after, have been controlled for through the use of other variables contributing to the onset of waivers.



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