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Realizing the Purpose and Benefits of Juvenile Transfer to Criminal Court

Realizing the Purpose and Benefits of Juvenile Transfer to Criminal Court
Author(s)/Editor(s): Joseph B. Sanborn, Jr. (University of Central Florida (Retired), USA)
Copyright: ©2023
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7923-7
ISBN13: 9781799879237
ISBN10: 1799879232
EISBN13: 9781799879251


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When offenses are neither serious, violent, nor chronic, it is typically viewed as acceptable to let the family take care of the problem. In this context, juvenile court is properly seen as a court of last resort. But at some point, the seriousness, violence, or repetitiveness of a juvenile’s criminality suggests the family should relinquish control and that society should not entrust the problem to the attention and limited resources of the family. In this context, the responsibility for addressing and controlling the problem youth belongs to a “higher” power, namely the juvenile court. The same can be said of the juvenile court and the limits society wants to bestow upon that institution. The juvenile court may be a court of last resort, but it surely is not a court of only resort.

Realizing the Purpose and Benefits of Juvenile Transfer to Criminal Court explains that, at some point, the juvenile court should relinquish control when particularly serious, chronic offending is involved. Society needs to rely upon the criminal court to prosecute some chronic and violent juvenile offenders. It presents the myriad benefits stemming from and purposes served by the prosecution of these youths’ occurring in criminal court. Covering topics such as benefactors of transfer, juvenile court, and moral condemnation, this premier reference source is an excellent resource for juvenile court workers, court administrators, sociologists, criminal court workers, prosecutors, students and educators of higher education, librarians, researchers, and academicians.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Joseph Sanborn, Jr.
Joe Sanborn earned a B.A. in Sociology from Villanova University in 1973, and a M.A. (1974) and PhD (1984) in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany (University at Albany). His Dissertation topic was titled, Plea Negotiation in Juvenile Court, which remains the only comprehensive examination of this important subject. The data for the Dissertation were derived from 265 days observing case dispositions in court and interviewing hundreds of juvenile court workers in Philadelphia’s Juvenile (Family) Court; more than 10,000 cases were included in the study.

Joe researched and taught juvenile justice at the college level for more than four decades: Glassboro State College/Rowan University (1979-1994), Department Chair (1989-1992), Law and Justice Studies Department; Villanova University (1985-1994) Adjunct, Graduate Human Organization Sciences Department; West Chester University (1985-1994) Adjunct, Undergraduate, Criminal Justice Department; and University of Central Florida (1994-2017), Undergraduate Coordinator, Graduate Coordinator, PhD Coordinator, Assistant Chair.

At these Universities, Joe taught a variety of courses, including: juvenile justice, prosecution and adjudication, criminal law, constitutional law, human rights and criminal justice, seminar in law, seminar in social justice, criminal procedure, legal aspects of policing, and legal aspects of the criminal court. Joe is the author of two books, The Juvenile Justice System: Law and Process (Oxford University Press; co-author Anthony W. Salerno); and, The Legal Aspects of Policing (West Academic Publishing) and numerous articles that have appeared in Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology; Justice Quarterly; Judicature; Crime & Delinquency; Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice; Law & Policy; The Justice System Journal; Criminal Justice Review; Criminal Justice Policy Review; Criminal Law Bulletin; and Barry Law Review. Many of the articles were included in subsequent anthology publications. Joe is a previous President, Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA, 2002), and long-time member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and the American Society of Criminolog


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