Juvenile Transfer Laws: An Effective Deterrent to Delinquency?

Juvenile Justice Bulletin, August 2008

12 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2008 Last revised: 29 May 2014


Provides an overview of research on the deterrent effects of transferring youth from juvenile to criminal courts, focusing on large-scale comprehensive OJJDP-funded studies on the effect of transfer laws on recidivism. The Bulletin reviews all of the extant research on the general and specific deterrent effects of transferring juveniles to adult criminal court.

Keywords: Transfer Laws, Waiver Laws, Deterrence, Juvenile Offenders, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Court, Sentencing, Punishment

Suggested Citation

Redding, Richard E., Juvenile Transfer Laws: An Effective Deterrent to Delinquency?. Juvenile Justice Bulletin, August 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1313229

Richard E. Redding (Contact Author)

Chapman University ( email )

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866-1099
United States
714-628-2688 (Phone)
714-628-2564 (Fax)

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