Different from Adults: An Updated Analysis of Juvenile Transfer and Blended Sentencing Laws, with Recommendations for Reform

Maps the current landscape of laws governing the trial, sentencing, and sanctioning of juveniles as adults. The report summarizes the transfer laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia as of the beginning of 2008 and includes data on the volume and characteristics of youth who are being transferred under these laws. Finally, it suggests some simple measures that states can take to make implementation of these laws more fair, flexible, and consistent.