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The Juvenile Offender Act: Effectiveness and Impact on the New York Juvenile Justice System

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Merril Sobie

Pace University - School of Law

Date Written: 1981

Abstract

This report analyzes and evaluates the Juvenile Offender Act and its implementation. The first two sections summarize the historical development of juvenile delinquency legislation and compare present New York provisions to those in other states. Sections III and IV will evaluate the Act's implementation throughout the criminal and juvenile systems.

Recommendations to amend the Act in the last section are largely predicated on the experience to date in applying the statute to youths accused of committing juvenile offenses.

Suggested Citation

Sobie, Merril, The Juvenile Offender Act: Effectiveness and Impact on the New York Juvenile Justice System (1981). New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 26, 1981. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1303711

Merril Sobie (Contact Author)

Pace University - School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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