Violent Youth Predator Act of 1996 and Balanced Juvenile Justice and Crime Prevention Act of 1996
Hearing on the predicted coming storm of violent youth crime & how the Federal Government can work with the States & the Nation to prepare for this. Witnesses: Kevin Beary, sheriff; Linda Roster Clark; Richard Cullen, former U.S. attorney; Peter W. Greenwood, Rand Corp.; Ellen Halbert, Texas Board of Criminal Justice; Scott C. Newman, prosecutor; Karen Schreier, chair, Attorney General's Advisory Subcomm. on Juvenile Crime Issues, Dept. of Justice; Jefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney Gen., State of Alabama; Hon. Sandra Storm; Patricia Thomas; Kathy Trammel; Public Defender Service, D.C.; Charles Wilson, attorney; & Safe Streets Coalition.
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Page 6 - Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned A BILL To...
Page 322 - The State's interest in the welfare of its young citizens justifies a variety of protective measures. Because he may not foresee the consequences of his decision, a minor may not make an enforceable bargain. He may not lawfully work or travel where he pleases, or even attend exhibitions of constitutionally protected adult motion pictures. Persons below a certain age may not marry without parental consent. Indeed, such consent is essential even when the young woman is already pregnant.
Page 2 - Prevention (OJJDP), warns that "If trends continue as they have over the past 10 years, juvenile arrests for violent crime will double by the year...
Page 322 - ... this case, school authorities have a layman's familiarity with the types of crimes that occur frequently in our schools: the distribution and use of drugs, theft, and even violence against teachers as well as fellow students. 2. As noted above, decisions of this Court have never held to the contrary. The law recognizes a host of distinctions between the rights and duties of children and those of adults.
Page 237 - large population of seven-to-10-year old boys now growing up fatherless, Godless, and jobless, and surrounded by deviant, delinquent, and criminal adults, will give rise to a new and more vicious group of predatory street criminals than the nation has ever known.
Page 322 - during the formative years of childhood and adolescence, minors often lack the experience, perspective and judgment' expected of adults .... [fl] Even the normal 16-year-old customarily lacks the maturity of an adult.
Page 237 - State ; (10) provide that not less than 75 per centum of the funds available to such State under section 222. whether expended directly by the State or by the local government or through contracts with public or private agencies, shall be used for advanced techniques in developing, maintaining, and expanding programs and services designed to prevent juvenile delinquency, to divert juveniles from the juvenile justice system, and to provide community-based alternatives to juvenile detention and correctional...
Page 190 - ... the age and social background of the juvenile; the nature of the alleged offense ; the extent and nature of the juvenile's prior delinquency record ; the juvenile's present intellectual development and psychological maturity; the nature of past treatment efforts and the juvenile's response to such efforts; the availability of programs designed to treat the juvenile's behavioral problems.
Page 128 - I think she would be next. Mr. SCHUMER. Mr. Watt is, though. Mr. McCOLLUM. Mr. Watt, you're recognized for 5 minutes. Mr. WATT. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to welcome the witnesses on this panel, and particularly Mr. Justice from my sister State of South Carolina, and I hope you have a good stay here.