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Juvenile Justice: A Century of Change (NCJ 178995) December 1999
Bulletin
OJJDP National Report Series
20 page(s)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Reviews developments in juvenile justice system structure and process from the establishment of the Nationís first juvenile court in 1899 through the present. This Bulletin presents an overview of the history of juvenile justice, discusses Supreme Court decisions that have shaped the modern system, compares juvenile and adult justice systems, describes current case processing, and summarizes changes States have made with regard to juvenile court jurisdictional authority, sentencing, and confidentiality. The Bulletin is part of the 1999 National Report Series. Each Bulletin in the series highlights selected themes at the forefront of juvenile justice policymaking and extracts relevant National Report sections.
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