Separate Juvenile Justice System

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To answer the research question whether waiver laws are consistent with the purpose of having a separate juvenile justice system, the research suggests that the answer is no. Primarily, they are not consistent with the, “best interest of the child” mantra that shaped the juvenile justice system (Flesch, 2004). It seems that prosecutorial and executive waiver laws are not consistent with the Supreme Courts decision to safe guard the child and society by ensuring that each child has a waiver hearing that accurately accesses the child’s ability to be rehabilitated by the juvenile justice system (McMillin, 2014). Instead, the waiver has been used as a vacuum to suck up non violent and violent offenders that would be better suited to stay in the
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