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The role of juvenile court prosecutors today compared with their role fifty years ago
has been significantly transformed.
The standard of proof in juvenile court proceedings where a juvenile's loss of freedom is a possibility is
proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case of In re Winship resulted in the standard of
beyond a reasonable doubt
Juvenile courts are increasingly
New juvenile codes that have contributed to greater bureaucratization of the juvenile courts have emerged largely through an emphasis upon a juvenile's right to
Today, juvenile records are
more likely to be made available for public view.
The release of juvenile court records to interested parties is permissible in
Chronic delays in juvenile offender processing are
Depending on the jurisdiction, the Barker balancing test establishes time standards between
all of the above
The term "without prejudice" means that juvenile court prosecutors can
dismiss charges, but have the option to refile charges at a later date.
Prosecutors are increasingly important in making the decision whether a juvenile's case should be waived to the adult court.
Juvenile court prosecutors have broad discretionary powers relating to filing charges against particular juveniles.
In most jurisdictions, juvenile records are confidential.
The confidentiality privilege for juveniles has been reduced in recent years.
Juvenile courts have experienced a significant increase in caseloads in recent years.
Prosecutorial delays in filing charges against juveniles are due to concerns about the mental state of juveniles.
Juveniles have a constitutional right to a speedy trial.
Most states have time standards governing juvenile offender processing.
Prosecutors are elected
Prosecutors are mainly concerned with conviction rate
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