Document Type


Publication Title

Emory Int'l L. Rev. Recent Dev.

Publication Date

Fall 1-1-2017


While juvenile courts purportedly reduce crime and hold youth accountable for wrongdoing, transfer laws that try, convict, and sentence children as adults are increasingly employed in the United States. Research shows that transfer provisions are not suitable solutions to juvenile crimes. As media coverage of horrific juvenile crimes in India brought the juvenile justice system into the spotlight, India has responded by following the United States' example and adopting its own transfer provisions. Flaws in India's justice system'particularly delay of justice, lack of coordination, and lack of resources¬'exacerbate the negative effects these transfer provisions have on rehabilitation and overall public safety. As a result, India should be wary of following the United States' lead and should instead focus on what is best for juvenile defendants.



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