Necessarily Relative: Is Juvenile Justice Speedy Enough?

Jeffrey A. Butts (1997). Necessarily Relative: Is Juvenile Justice Speedy Enough? Crime & Delinquency, 43(1): 3-23.

Young offenders have not been provided with a Constitutional right to speedy trial. Yet, concerns about timeliness are often equally pressing in the juvenile court. This study examines the timing of juvenile justice by analyzing delinquency case processing in nearly 400 jurisdictions.