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"Public pressure has led most U.S. states to pass laws making it easier to waive juvenile offenders to adult criminal court. Myers traces the history of this trend, weighs the underwhelming research support for this policy, and offers a framework for discussing youth violence issues."
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"In this exceptional overview of the process of juvenile waivers to adult court, Myers includes a detailed account of the history of the juvenile court system and does an excellent job of discussing the social and political context surrounding increases in transfers. He also gives clear descriptions of types of transfers as well as the process by which transfers occur, with a fair synopsis of prosecutorial and judicial discretion that should be easily understood by undergraduates and others not familiar with the juvenile justice system….Recommended."