Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Treatment of Juveniles in the Wisconsin Criminal Court System

Seventeen-year-olds accused of criminal offenses in Wisconsin have been under the jurisdiction of the adult court system since 1995, when the court system's treatment of juveniles was changed dramatically. This report provides evidence that legislators should re-examine Wisconsin laws waiving juveniles into adult court and examines alternatives based on the goals of justice, equity, efficiency, operability, and scientific validity.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Public Affairs Workshop, Domestic Issues, Public Affairs 869, taught by Karen Holden in Spring 2008
  • Author(s): Breann Boggs, Bradley Campbell, Justin Martin, and Saul Wolf
  • Client Name: the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council