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Substantive Limitations on the Power of Family Courts to Commit Delinquent Juveniles to State Custody: Analysis and Critique

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dc.contributor.author Cunningham, Larry
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-09T17:08:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-09T17:08:01Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation 55 Syracuse L. Rev. 87 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/484
dc.description.abstract This article examines the substantive limitations that are placed in some jurisdictions on the ability of a court to commit a juvenile to state custody. Part I gives a brief overview of the context of the discussion: the juvenile justice system in America, Part II of this Article provides an analysis of the laws of each state on the issue of juvenile commitment. Part III demonstrates the benefits and problems associated with both limited and limitless commitment power. Part IV proposes an alternative statutory scheme that provides for maximum judicial discretion while insuring that juveniles do not face grossly disproportionate punishment. en_US
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dc.subject juvenile offenders en_US
dc.subject disproportionate punishment en_US
dc.title Substantive Limitations on the Power of Family Courts to Commit Delinquent Juveniles to State Custody: Analysis and Critique en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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