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Prosecution Of Juvenile Offenders

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As a law enforcement officer, I feel there will always be a constant debate concerning the prosecution of juvenile offenders, especially when the juvenile is a repeat offender. Furthermore, there are several factors that should be considered in the decision to transfer juvenile offenders from juvenile court to criminal court such as seriousness of the crime committed, if a weapon was used during the offense, prior criminal history (Elrod & Ryder, 2014). Additionally, include in the juvenile waiver process the following factors are also analyzed, which include evidence, age, race, and the location of the juvenile court (Elrod & Ryder, 2014).
Consequently, I feel the most influential factors in the decision to transfer juvenile offenders to
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